Weather Watch 15th October 2020

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

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing a dry day. Its is mainly overcast day. The best of the Sunshine for parts of Harris. North Uist and Benbecula. Today’s high so far of 10.7C. Winds under 10 mph.

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)

Friday – High pressure is still dominating our weather. We are going to see another fine and dry. Winds will be light. We are expecting to see more in the way of sunshine then on Thursday. Another chilly start to the day. Winds will be from the East. Temps of 4C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure still in charge. However a decaying cold front will move down from the North. Winds will be mainly light. But it will be an overcast day with some light rain. Temps of 5C to 9C winds will be from the North East.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – We will see a gradually change on Sunday. high pressure still in charge. The cold front shifts out into Europe. We are going to see an overcast day with some light rain and drizzle with risk of showers later. Winds will shift to come from the West and South West.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Friday the best of the weather will be in the West with rain and drizzle along the East Coast of England and Wales. Sunshine and cloud. Saturday showery with overcast conditions. Sunshine and cloud. Brisk winds. Sunday mainly fine and dry but rain moving into West of Scotland and Northern Ireland with a developing area of low pressure moves in for Monday.

UK Weather News

A great example of Earthshine

Earthshine is a dull glow which lights up the unlit part of the Moon because the Sun’s light reflects off the Earth’s surface and back onto the Moon. A Waxing Crescent Moon lit up by earthshine.

Global weather News

The flooding situation is getting worse in Vietnam

Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds

This below is explained by BOM in Australia

They look like ocean waves about to break on shore but this rare phenomenon is known as Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds.

Also known as billow clouds, Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds form due to lighter, warmer air lying over denser, cooler air forming two layers. The different wind speeds in each layer cause wave-like patterns at the boundaries.

This spectacular photo was captured by Col Boyd on the outskirts of Rylstone in NSW.

Learn more about clouds:

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