Weather Watch 24th December 2020

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

On this Thursday afternoon we are seeing mainly fine dry but overcast conditions with some clear skies. It is cold. Winds under 10 mph and today’s high of 4.7C

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 Day – We are going to see. A chilly night with the cloud dominating. Into Friday an overcast day with some sunny spells. A cold front will move in later this will bring spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Some gusts reaching 50 mph at times. Strongest for Uist and Barra. Temps of 2C to 8C.

The developing low pressure close to Iceland will bring us strong winds associated with Storm Bella.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Boxing Day – Storm Bella sits close to Iceland Midday on Saturday 966 mb. Its tight isobars will bring strong winds across the UK. More on this below. We in the Western isles are going to see winds gusting 30 to 40 mph at times reaching 50 mph. Rain for most of the day which will be heavy at times. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 2C to 7C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Low pressure sits to the North of Scotland with tight isobars fanning out in all directions. Low 955 mb. In the Western Isles close to the low pressure centre. We will see fairly light winds gusting 30 mph and sunshine and showers. Winds will be from the South West. Temps of 3C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Storm Bella is the second name storm of the 2020/21 named storm season

I wrote a blog about Storm Bella earlier https://westernislesweather.com/2020/12/24/storm-bella-christmas-eve-update/

There. are also weather warnings in force for Ice for Christmas Day

Full details on the weather warnings can be found here https://westernislesweather.com/2020/12/24/storm-bella-christmas-eve-update/

There has been further flooding in South Wales. More here from BBC news

`A number of places also woke to snow today

Global Weather News

Extreme icy conditions in Czech Republic

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

The next weather watch will either be Boxing day of the 27th December.

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