Weather Watch 17th November 2020

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

On this Tuesday afternoon we are seeing heavy rain for most and blustery winds. Dry for now for the far North of Lewis. Todays high so far of 12.2C. Winds of 10 to 30 mph.

We remain under a Scottish Environment protection agency flood alert.

You can find the full details and latest updates here https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/group-id/4964/

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)

Wednesday – Low pressure dominates our weather on Wednesday. We are going to see some heavy and persistent overnight rain. Further rounds of heavy rain during the day on Wednesday. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph. Possibly reaching 50 mph into the evening. Low pressure system moves across the Western Isles. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 5C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Thursday – We are going to see a cold day as cold airstreams down from the North. High pressure builds in. We are going to see some scattered showers that could be wintry at times. We could see some frost and ice for a time. Winds gusting to 40 mph in the early morning but easing under 20 mph to end the day. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of 0C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Becomes milder as the next succession of low pressure systems sweep across the Western Isles. We are going to see further spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Some late evening gusts could reach 60 mph for a time. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 6C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Wednesday rain will sweep across the UK. Sunshine and showers behind but rain in the North West of Scotland and snow on the Scottish hills. Thursday wintry showers to start the day but becoming drier later with rain moving into Northern Ireland later. Friday rain for most with some sunshine and gales in the North West of Scotland

UK Weather News

A Met Office yellow weather warning remains in force across the West coast of Scotland

Flood alerts are in force

Amazing rainbow from yesterday

Global Weather News

Iota hit Nicaragua overnight

Iota becoming a category 5 hurricane keeps the streak of category 5 hurricanes in the Atlantic going

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