Weather Watch 28th January 2021

Good afternoon 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 heavy rain sweeping across the Western Isles with winds gusting 20 to 40 mph and in places gusting 50 mph. Some of the rain falling as sleet. Today’s high of 5.0C so far.

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

Friday – Some overnight rain but this will clear away to a fine dry and sunny day. Brisk winds. Variable amounts of cloud. Into the evening clear skies and cloud with risk of frost and ice. Winds of 20 to 40 mph from the East and North East. Temps of 1C to 6C. High pressure builds across the Western Isles. Low pressure in the North Sea.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – High pressure builds in further across the Western Isles. With low pressure sits across the Southern half of the UK and will bring snow and rain here. Across the Western Isles we are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Once more frost and ice in the morning and evening. Winds of 10 to 30 mph with winds coming from the North East. Temps of -1C to 5C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – High pressure remains across the Western Isles. Low pressure to the West of Ireland. We are going to see a bitterly cold day with frost and ice widely again. A mixture of sunshine and with variable amount of cloud. Winds will be from variable directions and temps of -2C to 4C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Multiple weather warnings have been issued across the UK in the next few days. First a snow warning for Scotland.

There is also a yellow weather warning for rain for Eastern Scotland

A snow warning has already been issued for England and Wales for Saturday

A yellow weather warning has also been issued for rain for South West England for Friday into Saturday

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-01-28&id=5684fb3b-cf67-4f20-9edc-1ebcdb52ef33&details

Some large temperature contrasts today across the UK

Global Weather News

Some extreme winds recently in Turkey

A frozen Niagara falls

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