Weather Watch 5th February 2021

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

On this Friday afternoon we are seeing a few scattered wintry showers but most places are dry with overcast conditions and some clear skies. Winds of 20 to 40 mph gusting. 50 mph at times. Today’s high of 4.0C

It has been consistently windy here for four days now with the mean wind speed of 29 mph. Granted the top gust of 51 mph isn’t that strong but shows how unrelenting it has been from the same direction. The next week looks exactly the same with some slight easing of the wind on Monday and Tuesday. Image courtesy of Starlings Roost.

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

Saturday – A brisk easterly airflow persists across the UK with snow for large parts of eastern half of the UK. Here in the Western Isles we are going to see an overcast day with a few scattered wintry showers. Winds od 10 to 30 mph. Temps of -1C to 5C but feeling colder in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – Little change with strong Easterly winds feeding snow showers across the UK. In the Western Isles mainly fine and dry. A few scattered wintry showers. Overcast with sunshine at times. Risk of frost and ice. Winds of 10 to 30 mph feeling cold in the wind chill. Temps of -1C to 5C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – Mainly fine and dry with sunshine and cloud. Widespread frost and ice. Some decent and prolonged sunshine. Winds will still feel cold air across the UK with more snow for Eastern half of the UK. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Its going to feel very cold in the winds. Temps of -2C to 3C but feeling more like -6/-7C in the Easterly winds.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

There are more weather warnings in force across the UK in the coming days

One of the main warnings for South East England for Amber warning of snow.

The full warnings and latest updates can be found here https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-02-05

Global Weather News

A fantastic lighting photo from Brazil

There has been further severe flooding in France and Holland

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

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