Weather Watch 18th April 2021

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

On this Sunday afternoon we are seeing overcast conditions with some rain and drizzle. This heavy in places. A few sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph and todays high of 9.5C 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

Monday – High pressure across most of the UK with low pressure to our South West. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see spells of rain which will be heavy at times. The cloud will dominate with a few sunny spells. Winds of 20 to 40 mph. Some drizzle at times. Winds will be from the South and South West. Temps of 5C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Tuesday – The weather front clears away and cold front moves across Scotland. High pressure builds behind. We are going to see overnight rain which will clear away. Behind it fine and dry conditions with some decent and prolonged sunshine and variable amounts of cloud. Winds will ease and few scattered showers. Winds will be from the North West. Temps of 3C to 10C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Wednesday – High pressure dominates the weather across Scotland and a weather front moves across the UK. We are going to see a fine and dry day with sunshine and cloud. Light winds from variable directions. Some decent and prolonged afternoon and evening sunshine. Temps of 2C to 9C with a slight chance of some frost and ice in the morning.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Another beautiful Northern Lights display last night

From last year but this is a fantastic presentation from the ever excellent Dan Holley on a weather event from his local area last year. Highly recommended viewing.

Global Weather News

Typhoon Suriage became the strongest April typhoon on record.

This is a staggering tweet

Thank you for reading feedback always welcome.

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