View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sunday 29 July

Sunshine and a lot of showers today, those showers being of the drizzly type. When you get caught out in one you get incredibly wet. Nonetheless, the rainfall total for today was only 3 mm. Went out for a short amble just before ferry time (2.30pm). Sunday in Stornoway remains very quiet, and nothing moved.

I shall not be watching much television for the next fortnight or so, whilst all the British TV channels are clogged with Olympic coverage. That in itself I don't really mind, but the inexecrable hype over medals that British competitors should have had but don't get, really gets on my nerves. Also, there are other things going on in the world apart from the Olympics - the Syrian crisis e.g. - and I find it very hard to keep up with the rest of the news.

Not much happening on the hurricane front, except for two tropical storms in the western Pacific. Saloa is heading north towards Taiwan, which it will eventually pass as a category III typhoon at 100 knots; Damrey is moving west towards China. Both systems will end up soaking the east coast of China, either side of Shanghai, with large amounts of rain. If memory serves, eastern China has suffered severe flooding so more rain is the last they need down there.