Hurricane Norbert, a strong cat 1 hurricane, is brushing the Baja California peninsula some 100 miles offshore. The storm carries winds of 80 knots or 100 mph near its centre. A hurricane warning is in force for parts of the peninsula, as any deviation to the east could bring hurricane force winds ashore. One monitoring station already reported a wind gust of 78 mph. Local news website Baja Insider is keeping a close eye on the situation. The area most at risk appears to be sparsely populated.
It's bright and pretty sunny Stornoway today. The cruiseliner Marco Polo is in for its last visit. Cumulus clouds are building from humulis to mediocris to congestus right into cumulonimbus, so I'm not expecting it to stay entirely dry today. Tomorrow will be a lot worse. Temperature just now about 15C / 59F, something I'm not going to complain about. Oh, did I mention I ordered a new camera?
Went for a walk around town, only to discover that An Lanntair has been turned blue. Not something I'm too pleased about, but then, who am I.