Weather Watch 23rd September 2020

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

On this Wednesday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and showers. Some of these are heavy in places. Winds under 20 mph and todays high of 12.9C

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

Western Isles forecast – (UK forecast to follow)

Thursday – A mainly fine and dry day. A mixture of sunshine and cloud. A chilly wind. A few showers into the evening. Low pressure sits to our South over Ireland on this chat. A few showers will in the afternoon and evening but mainly scattered. Winds will be from the North and North East and temps of 5C to 12C

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Friday – Another chilly day with sunshine and showers. Mainly scattered. Fairly brisk North and North Westerly winds will keep it cool. Winds gusting 30 to 40 mph.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

Saturday – Mainly settled day as a ridge of high pressure builds to our West. Still staying cool with a chilly start to the day. Winds will be lighter. Sunshine and cloud with the odd scattered showers but most places will be dry.

Surface pressure - Forecast chart

UK forecast –

Thursday best of the dry and bright weather across Scotland with a few scattered showers. Rain for England and Wales which will be heavy with stronger winds for the South West gusting 50 mph. Friday coastal showers mainly in the East most places fine dry and settled with a few scattered showers. Saturday mainly fine and dry with plenty of sunshine and brisk winds but rain which will be heavy in the South East.

UK Weather News

Here is Tuesdays extremes across the UK

Global Weather News

A new temperature record in Greenland from 1991.

 a substantially lower reading than the -67.8C recorded in Verkhoyansk in Russia in February 1892, 

from the Guardian

more here https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/23/new-record-coldest-temperature-northern-hemisphere-greenland

into the tropics – Both Beta and Teddy have gone post tropical ( no longer tropical storms).

But I spotted this from Houston flooding from Beta. I shouldn’t laugh as its someones property but they should have seen it coming…..

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and from CIMISS an image from yesterday. Beta over Texas and Teddy over Nova Scotia stunning images.

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Weather Watch 20th July 2020

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

On this Monday afternoon we are seeing a mixture of sunshine and showers. Quite a lot of cloud around. A few of the showers are heavy in places. Some decent spells of sunshine. Winds are under 15 mph and max temp so far today 14C

We are now going to take a look at the next few days weather. All the images show 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

Tuesday – Across the islands and we are going to see showery conditions across the islands with some sunny spells. Heavier rain is expected for the Uists and Barra into the evening. A weak area of low pressure moves in as we go into Wednesday. Winds 0 to 20 mph.

Across the UK high pressure dominate and it is warm for most. However showers for Scotland. Rain will push into the West of Scotland and Ireland later in the day.

Wednesday across the islands and we will see something of a North and South split across the islands. Heavy rain overnight into Wedneday which will be on and off. Some lighter rain for Lewis and Harris. Winds gusting 30 mph. Further spells of heavy rain but becoming drier and brighter during the day. The cloud is largely expected to dominate. Winds under 20 mph.

Across the UK on Wednesday and the area of low pressure and associated fronts dominates the weather bringing rain and breezy conditions. But for most of England and Wales it will be fine dry and warm.

Thursday looks set to be a fine and dry day. Any patchy overnight rain will clear away to fine dry and sunny conditions. Variable amounts of cloud with light winds.

Across the UK the cold front moves southwards bringing spells of rain at times which will be heavy. Drier and brighter again for the far South with the warmest conditions.

Weather News

A few bits of activity in the tropical Atlantic but not much is expected from these systems.

In Florida this stunning double lighting strike was captured

and back home in Cornwall this beautiful Cirrus uncinus was captured

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