View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Hurricane update - 17 July

Typhoon Ma-on, currently some 700 miles south of Tokyo, is beginning to head towards Japan. The storm will peak at 120 knots by this time tomorrow. Ma-on will then veer northeast and slowly pass just to the south of Japan. There is considerable uncertainty over its proximity to land, and any weakening which will result from passage over land. The storm will be well above 65 knots (the lower threshold for typhoon strength), and is expected to be between 90 and 110 knots as it passes near or to the south of Honshu, Japan. Below image courtesy

Saturday 16 July - picture post

South of Arnish


RNLI Lifeboat "Tom Sandersen" between Arnish and Sandwick

Outside the Keepers' Cottage, Arnish

Two replica Sgoths, traditional fishing craft

Sailing ship Prolific

Pelican of London

Coastguard tug Anglian Sovereign

Coastguard helicopter

Arnish Lighthouse