Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Sunday 1 August

The first day of the last month of summer. Not that we've seen much of summer up here in the Hebrides, but that's part and parcel of life at 58 degrees north. After a day or two of dry weather, rain is set to return tomorrow afternoon.

Further on the weatherfront, but far away, a tropical cyclone appears to be forming midway across the Atlantic between the Cape Verde islands and the Lesser Antilles. NHC now puts the likelihood that a tropical depression will form at 80%, high. It is anticipated that warnings on what could become tropical storm Colin (if the current trend of development continues) may be initiated later today. Cape Verde hurricanes, which have plenty of time and warm water to develop, can be among the most devastating in the Atlantic basin.

After a spring with temperatures in excess of 50C / 120F, Pakistan is now being devastated by flooding, caused by monsoon rains, which have claimed more than 1,000 lives. July and August is the time for the monsoon to move north from the Indian Ocean to bring rain to the Indian subcontinent every year.

4 comments:

  1. "Not that we've seen much of summer up here in the Hebrides, but that's part and parcel of life at 58 degrees north. After a day or two of dry weather, rain is set to return tomorrow afternoon."

    I can quite see why you are not employed by the Scottish tourist board!
    Keep it up! The few wild places left need to be protected by those who live in them from the self-interested interlopers.

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  2. Oh what a cauld picture that is Guido...bring back the summer please !!! Thankfully down here in Wiltshire we are still enjoying the best summer we have had for a few years...beautiful morning again blue sky and hardly any wind...so far...mind you we really could do with some rain as the water butts are all dry. Thankfully our water supplier is very good and we don't have the threat of water shortage...
    Love Sybil

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  3. Our day started with lovely Sunshine but as the day progressed it looked exactly like your header picture and it just rained and rained ~ I think our Summer has gone now ~ Ally x

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  4. I'd love to send you a bit of the heat we're currently suffering through here, if only I could!

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