Weather Watch 19th August 2021

Welcome to Thursday’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 Thursday evening we are seeing an overcast end to the day with some decent sunshine. Its mostly dry. Winds under 20 mph and 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

Friday -High pressure across much of the UK but low pressure to the West and its associated weather fronts moving in. For us in the Western Isles after a dry start to the day we are going to see rain moving in during the evening. The heaviest of this will be for Uist and Barra. Winds will also increase 20 to 30 mph gusting 40 mph for Uist and Barra. The morning will be drier with some decent and prolonged spells of sunshine. Winds will be from the South East and temps of 12C to 18C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Weather fronts linger across the UK on Saturday. Overnight we are going to see further rain moving across the Western Isles which will be heavy at times. Into Saturday a mixture of sunshine and cloud. Still plenty of cloud. A few sunny spells. Winds will be from variable directions. Winds under 20 mph but during the early hours gusting 30 mph. Temps of 12C to 17C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Sunday – A ridge of high pressure attempts to build in. But weather fronts still linger on. For us in the Western Isles we are expecting to see a fine and dry day with some decent and prolonged sunshine. Variable amounts of cloud. It should be dry but the odd scattered showers cannot be ruled out. Winds will be from the North West and North East. Temps of 11C to 19C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK Weather News

Thunderstorms this evening

Global Weather News

The latest on Henri in the tropics

Extra balloon launches have taken place to try and help better predict the track of Henri

Inside the eye of hurricane Grace

Amazing

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