Weather Watch 23rd 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 Friday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and showers. Some of these heavy in places. Todays high of 11.2C and winds are under 20 mph for most of Lewis and Harris but gusting 30 mph for the Uists and Barra.

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 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/maps-and-charts/surface-pressure

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Saturday – Overnight we are going to see heavy and persistent rain move across the Western Isles. Winds will gust 40 to 50 mph and at times reaching 60 mph. Low pressure 956 mb will bring us strong winds and rain on Saturday. We are going to see showery conditions. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph. Squally showers with some sunny spells. Winds will be from the South and South West and temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure sits close by we are going to see a wet day with further spells of rain. Heavy at times with blustery winds. Some sunny spells. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph at times possibly reaching 50 mph. hurricane Epsilon is on the far side of the chart. This will have an influence on out weather into next weekend.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure is still close by but it should become drier and brighter. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Winds will ease under 20 mph. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 5C to 12C. Areas of low pressure coming in from the Atlantic to keep an eye on later in the week.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

UK Weather News

An unsettled weekend ahead for the UK with an active jet stream

Further heavy rain is expected in Scotland on Saturday

Global Weather News

Damage in Spain from storm Barbara.

Amazing fog in New York

in the tropics Epsilon continues to race northwards and weakens. Down to a category 1 hurricane. Image from the national hurricane centre.

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