Weather Watch 13th January 2021

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 afternoon we are seeing heavy and persistent rain slowly moving across the islands. Still dry for far North Lewis. Winds gusting 20 to 40 mph. Today’s high of 5.0C

image from netweather.

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

Western Isles 3 day weather forecast

Thursday – High pressure builds in with a linger weather front sits across the UK and low pressure to the South East of England. Overnight into Thursday we are going to see a few scattered showers. These will clear away to give a mainly fine and dry Thursday with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. A few showers cannot be ruled out. A dry evening is expected with clear skies for most with a risk of some frost and ice. Winds of 10 to 30 mph winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 0C to 9C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – An area of low pressure to our west close to Iceland will bring stronger winds on Friday with high pressure over the UK. After a cold start on Friday morning. Cloud will increase and we will see milder conditions moving across the Islands. Winds will increase as the day goes on gusting 20 to 30 mph into the evening gusting 40 possibly 50 mph for Uist and Barra. Winds will be from the South and South East. Temps of 2C to 8C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Low pressure moves away and high pressure will sit across part of the UK. As a result we are going to see a fairly windy day with winds gusting 30 to 40 mph at times gusting to 50 mph. We are going to see some overnight rain which will be heavy at times. A day of sunshine and showers will follow for the rest of the day of Saturday. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 9C.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

An Amber warning for snow has been issued by the Met Office for snow from 15:00 Wednesday until 10:00 Thursday morning.

A yellow snow and ice warning warning is also in place the warning remains into place until 21:00 Thursday evening

A yellow warning for snow and ice has also been issued for Saturday

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here

This beautiful photo from Harrogate

Global Weather News

Snow on the rails in Madrid

More snow images from Madrid

Image from Elaine Paterson

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