Weather Watch 30th October 2020

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

On this Friday evening we are seeing further scattered showers around. Some of these heavy in places. A mixture of clear skies and cloud. Winds have been gusting 40 to 50 mph for the Uists and Barra but under 20 mph for Lewis and Harris. Today’s high of 12.7C

A remind we are under Met Office yellow weather warnings for wind for the Western Isles Saturday and Sunday. The full warnings can be found via the Met Office website or app. This link has more https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-31&id=1602e960-09cf-4d07-b597-972120cad353&details

We have also written two blog posts –

One on Saturdays windy weather and this can be found here https://westernislesweather.com/2020/10/30/storm-aiden-30th-october-afternoon-update/

and Sundays wind weather here https://westernislesweather.com/2020/10/30/met-office-yellow-weather-warning-for-sunday-30th-october-update/

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 – We are going to see heavy and persistent rain sweeping across the Western Isles as a deep area of low pressure sweeps past the islands. We are going to see winds gusting 40 to 50 mph widely. Guting 60 mph at times and exposed costal areas we are going to see winds gusting to 70 mph for a time. Rain will slowly start to ease into the evening. However it will stay windy. Winds will be from the South West and South East. Temps of 6C to 14C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Still some uncertainty as yet but we are going to see another day of strong winds. Further spells of rain which will be heavy and persistent at times with some sunny spells. Winds are going to widely gust 50 to 60 mph. We could see gusts reaching 70 to 75 mph at times. Winds will be from the West and South West and temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A day of sunshine and showers on Monday. Winds will significantly ease. Winds of 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph. We are going to be in a brisk airflow. Winds will be from the West and North West and temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Saturday strong winds and rain for most of the UK on Saturday. Warnings issued more below. Sunday further strong winds and heavy rain. Snow showers on the mountains of Scotland. Strongest winds in the North west of Scotland. Monday becoming drier for much of England and Wales with further rain for Scotland and Northern Ireland but winds easing for most.

UK Weather News

Met Office warnings are in force for Saturday, Sunday and Monday across parts of the UK for wind and rain.

Saturday – Yellow warnings for wind and rain.

Sunday – Yellow warnings for wind and rain

Monday – Yellow rainfall warning

The full warning and latest update can be found via the Met Office website or app https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-10-31

SEPA have issued this update about upcoming heavy rain and possible flooding for Scotland this weekend.

An update has been issued by SSEN

Global Weather News

In the Western Pacific we have Typhoon Goni and it rapidly intensified and is now a super typhoon. A category 5 cyclone.

Clean up is underway in Vietnam after Typhoon Molave.

Thank you for reading. I hope you have enjoyed it. Feedback is always welcome.

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