Weather Watch 18th August 2021

Welcome to Wednesday’s Weather Watch taking a look at the weather for the next 3 days in depth for the Western Isles as well as covering the latest weather news and events from the UK and around the Globe.

On this Wednesday evening we are seeing an overcast evening with some clear spells. Light rain and drizzle. Mist and low cloud in places. Winds under 20 mph. Todays high of 15.5C

The next 3 days

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather for the Western Isles. 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

Thursday – Weather fronts linger across the UK on Thursday. For us in the Western Isles we are going to see a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Some decent spells of sunshine a times. Some lingering light rain and drizzle but for most becoming dry. Winds will be from the North East under 20 mph. Temps of 9C to 16C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – High pressure for much of the UK but low pressure sits out West with weather fronts encroaching from the West. We are going to see an overcast but dry start to the day. Sunshine and cloud with mainly light winds. However we are expecting to see rain push in during the evening this will be heavy at times. Winds of 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph for Uist and Barra.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Weather fronts sit across the UK on Saturday. A warm front over Scotland and a cold front over England and Wales. Overnight Friday into Saturday and we are going to see spells of rain moving across the Western Isles. These will be heavy at times. Into Saturday morning there will be some lingering light rain and drizzle. The cloud will dominate with increasing amounts of sunshine in the afternoon and evening. Winds will be from the East and South East around 10 to 20 mph gusting 30 to 40 mph during the early hours of Saturday. Temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Heavy rain for the UK this weekend

Global Weather News

Tropical storm Grace in Grand Cayman today

Grace has become a hurricane now

We also have tropical storm Henri

Flooding from Tropical storm Fred in North Carolina

Freds track since it formed

Thanks for reading any feedback is welcome

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