Weather Watch 26th October 2020

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

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing showers heavy in places but most are seeing dry conditions with clear skies and cloud. Winds under 20 mph with some gusts reaching 40 mph for the Uists and Barra. Today’s high of 11.1C

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)

Tuesday – Low pressure sits to our west 943 mb. A weather front will bring some rain during Tuesday. It should be a mainly dry night. Chilly with some mist and fog patches. We are going to see rain and showers during the day. Some longer spells of rain during the afternoon. Plenty of cloud. Winds under 20 mph for Lewis and Harris but gusting 30 to 40 mph for the Uists and Barra. Winds will be from the South East but shifting South West later. Temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – Low pressure still sits to our West 964 mb. We are going to see spells of rain that will be heavy at times. In between some decent spells of sunshine with variable amount of cloud. We are going to see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph Some gustes in excess of 40 mph cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – a new area of low pressure will form and bring stronger winds and spells of rain on Thursday. The rain will be heavy at times especially in the afternoon and evening. Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph at times gusting 50 mph. Winds will be from South West and temps of 7C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Tuesday a band of rain will move across the UK and will be heavy at times with blustery winds strongest in the West. Showers thereafter in the West but becoming drier in the East. Wednesday for most a dry day with scattered showers with more rain for North West Scotland and the far South West of England. Spells of heavy rain on Thursday with the heaviest for North West Scotland and England and parts of Wales with warnings issued more below.

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning has been issued for rain for parts of Wales and Northwest England.

the full warning and latest updates can be found via the Met Office website. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-29&id=6e81cb4e-6f4b-4954-a733-a2969ef53885&details

Stunning Aurora from Shetland last night

There was a possible Tornado in Littlehampton over the weekend. Unfortunately this newspaper refers to it as a Mini Hurricane which is wrong on so many levels.

https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/news/littlehampton-street-devastated-mini-hurricane-everything-was-shaking-3014447?fbclid=IwAR1ClrgBJJekksFy5NHhQ4Jnbf6R0B_XRy9aJGaF0tZQDlGFZHDiRQRmYMU

Global Weather News

Typhoon Molave is heading towards Vietnam and will bring further strong winds and rain to an area that has suffered a lot of extensive flooding recent weeks.

Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a hurricane later today

There is also early season snow in Oklahoma today

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