Weather Watch 23rd December 2020

Good evening 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 evening we are seeing rain and showers moving across parts of the Western isles some of these falling as sleet and snow. Temps dropping. Todays high of 5.3C. Winds gusting 20 to 30 mph.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued for the parts of the Western Isles.

The full warning and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings?WT.mc_id=Twitter_Weatherdesk_Enquiries#?date=2020-12-23

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)

Christmas Eve – High pressure sits across the UK. We are going to see a cold start to the day with some frost and ice. A few wintry showers during the early hours. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph during the early hours. During the day we are going to see mainly overcast conditions with a few sunny spells and some scattered showers. Winds will be from the North and North West. Temps of -2C to 5C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Christmas Day – A much milder day as a warm front followed by a cold front sweeps across the Western Isles. We are going to see a fairly overcast day with a band of heavy rain moving across the Islands later. Winds of 30 to 40 mph gusting 50 mph for Uist and Barra. Feeling colder in the wind chill. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 2C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Boxing day – A deep area of low pressure sits close to Iceland 965 mb this will bring strong winds and spells of heavy rain on Saturday. Weather warnings for Southern parts of the UK more on this below. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph with spells of heavy and persistent rain slow moving rain across the islands. Staying on the milder side but feeling cold on the wind chill. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 4C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Forecast

There remains a Met Office yellow weather warning for rain across parts of England and Wales

A Met office yellow weather warning for strong winds on Boxing day

Global Weather News

Blizzard conditions in North Dakota

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