Sunny evening, 6 June 2018

Friday, 7 May 2010

Friday 7 May

A bright and sunny day, which dawned the day after the election. As I type, 622 out of the 650 UK parliamentary seats have been declared and no party has an overall majority. This means that the sitting PM, Labour's Gordon Brown, is conventionally entitled to make the first attempt at forming a government. This will require the cooperation of other parties, primarily the Liberal Democrats. They were expected to do rather better than the loss of about 8 seats that the current result shows. Second option is for Conservative party leader David Cameron to have a go, also primarily with the Lib Dems. The situation is still fluid, and I refer to BBC and other news channels for updates. Here in the Western Isles, the Scottish National Party's Angus Brendan Macneil has held on to his seat with an increased majority. Mr Macneil was distracted by a serious road traffic accident in his home island of Barra, in which several youngsters were badly hurt - some are his relatives.

The North Atlantic hurricane season has stepped into the starting blocks this week, with the emergence of the first tropical wave of the year off the West African coast on Sunday. It was only recognised as such yesterday. Up to 85% of all hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic form off tropical waves, which are bursts of moisture in the lower and middle atmosphere, emanating from the African continent.

More later.


  1. I'm glad you are enjoying a sunny day today. I sure do hate to see the hurricane season start. We've had a lot of rain and flood damage here in the US without them. Can't do much about the weather though other than try to prepare for it and enjoy it when we can.

  2. I love the new header photo - fantastic! I am dreading the hurricane season this year. For an unknown reason I am thinking we are going to be hit with a few, if not full blown then tropical storms. Time will tell.

  3. Bravo Guido!
    great entry..I just heard about it..wonder what the outcome will be...
    Hope you have a decent Mothers Day Guido..
    please come by and leave a comment on my blog

  4. Guido I hope they settle this Hung Parliament soon ~ or else have another election ~ but I fear that the outcome would be the same if they did ~ Ally x