Weather Watch 5th December 2020

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

On this Saturday afternoon, we are seeing a mixture of clear skies and showers. These most frequent across Lewis and harris. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 7.8C

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)

Sunday – a mostly fine and dry day. Plenty of sunshine and variable amounts of cloud as high pressure sits in charge of the weather across the UK. Winds will be under 20 mph. The odd isolated shower cannot be ruled out. Some frost and ice is possible during the morning and evening. Temps of 0C to 7C and winds will be from the North East.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – A mainly fine and dry day once again. We are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few scattered showers. Some decent prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds light to start the day but gusting to 30 mph by the end of the day. A risk of frost and ice in places again. Winds will be from the North East. Temps of 2C to 7C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – A fairly weak area of low pressure takes control of our weather on Tuesday. The low 994 mb will bring winds gusting 30 to 40 mph across the Western Isles. Possibly gusting 50 mph for a time for the Uists and Barra. We are going to see showery rain. This rain could become heavy for a time during the morning. Winds will be from the North and North East. Temps of 3C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

Sunday a few coastal showers but mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. Monday low pressure moves in from the East bringing wind and rain to the East coast of the UK with snow over higher ground. Tuesday rain and blustery winds as the area of low pressure dies out.

UK Weather News

This is a fantastic image from the 3rd December – Kingussie taken by Peter Jolly

A fantastic local photo

It is 5 years since storm Desmond which brought the wettest 24 hours on record for the UK

Global Weather News

Signifcant snowfall has fallen in Italy recently

Storm Dora is bringing heavy snow to Spain

Beautiful photograph in the Czech Republic

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