Weather Watch 16th January 2021

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 rain and showers moving across the Western isles. Heavy in places. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Today’s high so far of 8.1C

It has been a windy and wet 24 hours across the islands with 69 mph at South Uist range last night at 23:00.

image from Starlings Roost

Here is today’s top 20 wind speeds so far as of 16:00 Today

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

Sunday – high pressure builds across the UK and we are going to see low pressure over Iceland. Sunday will be slightly less windy than Saturday gusting 20 to 40 mph. Once again we are going to see sunshine and showers. These will merge into some longer spells of rain which will be heavy at times. Winds will be from the West and South West. Temps of 3C to 8C.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Low pressure still sits over Iceland 990 mb. Another developing weather system will to the South West will move across the UK. We are going to see blustery winds once again 20 to 40 mph. Some sunshine and a few scattered showers. Some of these will be heavy at times. Winds will be from the West and temps of 1C to 7C becoming colder into the evening.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – Low pressure moves into Ireland and settled conditions over Scotland. We are expecting to see a fine dry and cold day. Overcast with some sunny spells. Winds will be light under 20 mph. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 1C to 4C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain for Wales and North West England from 18:00 Monday till 18:00 Wednesday.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here

Snow in Suffolk and Norfolk today

Global Weather News

Some active weather in the tropics with Joshua forming in the South Indian Ocean.

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

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