Monday, 6 October 2014
Wednesday 1 October
Bright morning here with variable cloud and a good breeze, force 5, from the west. Tomorrow, winds will steadily rise to gale force 8, possibly severe gale force 9 down in the southern isles. By the end of the afternoon, there was a downpour in Stornoway, with gusty winds at 5.35pm. Rainfall radar showing a number of heavy showers moving in off the Atlantic.
I am initiating proceedings to have Ewen Macdougall, late of Bayhead Post Office, placed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission registers. He contracted TB whilst serving with the British Expeditionary Force in France in May 1915. Ewen was declared unfit for war service the following September, and died at home in August 1916, aged 21. If the CE has documentary evidence regarding the location of his burial (most likely the Kilmuir cemetery), I will be pleased to forward that to the researcher who will deal with his case.
Typhoon #Phanfone is getting its act together in the empty Pacific Ocean south of #Japan. The storm will reach a maximum of 125 knots, before turning northeast and making a close approach to southern Japan. This will be towards the end of the 5-day forecasting period, and the forecasting of tropical cyclones carries a 300 mile margin of error at that time.