View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Sunday 22 August

One of those quiet Sundays for which this island is famous. No weather worthy of any description (for a change), no traffic, and only one ferry quietly going and coming. I spent the day completing a website for somebody - I'm not linking to it, as it is part of a commercial enterprise.

The northern hemisphere tropical cyclone season has suddenly come to life, which I found out when I did the 9 am (GMT) hurricane update this morning. Four systems on the go, but only one named. One was already on the way out, and dissipated by 3pm. However, we now have Danielle in the Atlantic (only the Bermudans have to worry about this), Frank in the Eastern Pacific (beware if you're in Acapulco) and a meagre depression (06W) in the Pacific, which will spoil the holidays of the Chinese in Hainan Island. The NHC and JTWC will keep you informed of developments.