View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Wednesday 20 January

A wet and breezy day in the Western Isles, and the wind will only increase. Tomorrow, a force 9 severe gale is forecast. Across in Australia, a tropical cyclone is forming off the northwest coast, and this could blow up into a category II system in the next few days. It is hurricane season there (southern hemisphere summer).

I am not apologising for switching my front picture, to a wintry scene from Laxay. I tend to change my front picture every couple of weeks, and as the snow had disappeared I felt a new image was in order. I realise the colours are quite bland, but that's the way it looks. It won't be until April that colours will return to this island.

Twitter just went into an outage, although I managed to put a tweet through using shortening service


  1. It makes me happy Guido to see the green instead of the white.I love the picture on your header.It's been a heavy sky here all day long pretty miserable but no snow yet as predicted,I am hoping they were wrong LOL!!Prayers for everyone who experiance hurricanes,I know how frightening that felt when my son was living in New Orleans.Not a nice feeling at all very worrying.Have good day Guido,thankyou for sharing the picture.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

  2. I love the landscape whatever the weather Guido..I woke to another white world and heavy sleet/snow all morning. thankfully it has not lasted and has all but gone now.