View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Thursday 13 December

Another cold day, with temps not above 3C / 37F. Although it started sunny, cloud moved across from the south from midday onwards, leading to rain at 5pm. The progression of clouds had me glued to the window, and I went for a wee amble round the powerstation to have a better view of it. I'm a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society as regular readers will have guessed by now.

Currently keeping an eye on tropical cyclone Evan which is on the rampage over American Samoa. The storm has strengthened to the equivalent of a category III hurricane, with winds of 115 mph, and increasing further. The system is in the process of performing a 180 degree turn, and will move off towards Fiji. I am informed that, to date, two people have died as a result of Evan. Hope there are no further casualties.

Frontal boundary over Stornoway, 2.30pm