Weather Watch 2nd October 2020

Good afternoon and welcome to Fridays Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the islands, the UK and around the Globe.

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing some overcast conditions with some decent spells of sunshine. Prolonged sunshine in places. Brisk winds and some rain across Lewis and Harris. Winds gusting 40 mph. Todays highest temp of 12.8C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images shown below come from the Met office and can be found by following this link

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Saturday – We are going to see rain across the Western Isles on Saturday. The rain will be heavy and persistent at times during the morning and evening. The cloud will dominate. Winds under 20 mph. A warm front sits across the North West coast of Scotland. Temps of 8C to 13C winds will be mainly from the North and North West.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure centred over England and its weather fronts will bring us spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph. Some drier and brighter spells at times with some spells of sunshine.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A much drier and brighter day with a few scattered showers. Some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds under 20 mph. Low pressure still dominates but the weather fronts will be to our South. Temps will be in the low teens for the max temps.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

Saturday heavy and persistent rain for the bulk of the UK. Blustery winds. but becoming drier and brighter for central and south east England. Sunday sunshine and showers which again heavy at times and brisk winds. Monday best of the dry and bright weather for the North West of Scotland rain and showers with sunny spells. Weather warnings issued for Saturday and Sunday more below.

UK Weather News

Multiple weather warnings have been issued for Saturday and Sunday across the UK mainly for rain.

Amber warning for rain for North East Scotland

The text below is for the above warning from the chief forecaster

An area of rain is expected to move into Scotland from the east on Saturday morning and persist though to Sunday before clearing westwards. This is likely to bring widely 40-70 mm of rain to this area with over 120 mm possible over the high ground.

Another Amber warning for parts of South West England, Midlands and Wales.

The text below is for the above warning from the chief forecaster

A band of rain will become slow moving and heavy across Wales, the West Midlands and into southwest England. This is likely to bring flooding and some disruption to travel. Many places will see 25-50 mm of rainfall, with totals of 70-90 mm expected over higher ground of Wales and southwest England as well as the potential for over 120 mm in some of the most exposed high ground of Snowdonia and Exmoor. The unusual wind direction associated with the rainfall will mean that the peak rainfall totals are likely to occur in some areas that are usually well sheltered and drier during unsettled spells of weather.

These are the warnings areas for Saturday and Sunday across the UK

The full warning and latest update can be found here

Global Weather News

in the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Marie has grown into a monster Category 4 hurricane. No threat to land.

We also have tropical depression 25 in the Atlantic soon to be tropical Storm Omega.

Please refer to the national hurricane centre website of the latest.

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