Weather Watch 18th November 2020

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

On this Wednesday we are seeing rain and showers. Temps are starting to drop down to 7.4C and winds under 20 mph.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for wind has been issued for the Western Isles from 2100 this evening till 0300 Thursday morning

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2020-11-18&id=05b8e279-1d8d-4981-9f1e-bc8c8f956083&details

I wrote a blog post on this earlier https://westernislesweather.com/2020/11/18/met-office-yellow-weather-warning-for-wind-and-the-flood-risk-for-the-western-isles/

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)

Thursday – We are going to see a cold day with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few wintry showers are possible. Winds gusting 40 mph overnight. Winds easing during the day but increasing once again as we go into the evening. Further spells of rain into the evening. These becoming heavy at times. Some wintry showers but becoming milder. Winds will be from the North and North West but shifting by the end of the day to come from the South West. Temps of 2C to 8C.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – A wet day we are going to see rain sweeping across the Western Isles and this will be heavy at times. Two areas of low pressure sit out in the Atlantic and they will bring strong winds and rain across the islands. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Into the late evening we are going to see winds gusting 60 possibly 70 mph in some exposed coastal areas. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 13C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure still dominates our weather. Low 957 mb sits far to our North. We are going to see a mainly fine and dry conditions. Some sunshine. It will be a windy day with winds gusting 40 to 50 mph at times reaching 60 mph. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Thursday mainly fine and dry with a few wintry showers. Plenty of sunshine and cloud. But rain moves in from the West later. Friday strong winds and rain for most with the heaviest in the North West of Scotland. Saturday we are going to see rain and wintry showers for Scotland. Drier and brighter for the rest of the UK.

UK Weather News

There has been flooding in Shetland today

The West Coast of Scotland has also seen a lot of rainfall

Global Weather News

Damage from Iota in Central America

beautiful waterspout

This is a beautiful image from Macedonia

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