View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wednesday 29 August

An overcast day with copious amounts of rainfall. The weatherstation at Flesherin reported 18 mm, but I suspect that a raingauge at Balallan will have reported rather more than that. I accompanied one of my Facebook contacts to South Lochs. Upon entering the district at Balallan, the rain came down heavily - but it abated as we proceeded further east. Near the coast, there was no rain. On the way back, the rain was torrential at Balallan, with burns in spate flooding the road, and making for very difficult driving conditions. Further north, the rain lessened somewhat. I pity the cruisepassengers who were given tours of the island today. But then, you don't come here for the weather. In other words, autumn is here, and here to stay.

Isaac has rumbled ashore in Louisiana and has dumped more than 22 inches (550 mm) of rain within 24 hours. The storm will weaken gradually as it moves even more gradually north up the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, finally fading near the Great Lakes. Another tropical storm, Kirk, is in the central Atlantic Ocean, and is no threat to land.

1 comment:

  1. We too have had quite a lot of rain this week Guido.Realy I pity the cruise passingers too.Autumn may be around the corner,but I think we feel the weather would be better for August, when we book a cruise.I feel sorry they were heading for rain,touring the island.22inch is a lot of rain which fell in Louisiana.Still praying for them all in the path of Isaac.Have a great Thursday.Take Care God Bless Kath xx