Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Thursday 25 February

Blowing a full gale this morning and the windspeeds are gradually increasing. Gusts reach 55 mph, and it is therefore not a surprise that our ferry service has been cancelled for today. Plane services to and from Stornoway are also disrupted, but I have this sneaking suspicion that this is more due to snow problems at mainland airports than our force 8. The mercury is stuck at +2C, making it feel especially cold with a windchill of -7C.

As I said, the mainland is coping with two feet of snow in places. This has led to major problems on the roads and the railways. Dozens of drivers were trapped in their vehicles overnight, and hundreds of schools are closed in the north of Scotland. This contrasts with southern England, with temperatures of +10C. Beware of hurricane winds on Saturday or Sunday down there.

More later.

1 comment:

  1. We are waiting for our winds and another blast of winter here today. Right now it is light snow and the temps have fallen already since I woke up this morning. It's not going to be very nice at all here. Take care !

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