Weather Watch 2nd April 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 fine and dry conditions. A lot of stubborn to clear cloud. Some sunshine. Winds are light under 20 mph and today’s high of 9.8C so far.

The next 3 days

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 – High pressure still sits across the UK. We are going to see a fine day for most with a mixture of sunshine and cloud. The odd shower cannot be ruled out. Clear skies in the morning there is a risk of some frost and ice. Winds under 20 mph from the North and North West. Temps of 4C to 11C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – All things change on Sunday. After a dry overcast start rain will move across the islands. We are going to see rain sleet and snow showers move into the evening. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph. Into the late evening and overnight we are going to see some heavy sleet and snow showers moving across the islands. Winds will be from the West and North West. Temps of 0C to 8C it will feel more like -8C / -9C in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Monday – The cold air drives down from the North across the entire UK. A real mixed bag for us in the Western Isles with heavy snow showers overnight into Monday which could result in a few cms on the ground in places. The rest of Monday will see rain sleet and snow showers squally at times. Some of these could even be thundery for a time. We are also going to see winds gusting 50 to 60 mph and it’s going to feel bitterly cold. Temps of 0C to 6C but getting as low as -9C/ -10C in the wind chill.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

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