Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Tuesday 28 October

Brilliantly sunny morning, with westerly breeze. Temperatures went down low in the night, 3C, but at present hover around 8C / 46F.

A landslide closed the A835 Ullapool to Inverness road, some 100 yards north of the Garve Hotel. Road partially reopened later; there IS a diversion, north through the Ledmore Junction, adding 50 miles to the journey.

The bright morning has given way to a showery afternoon - see my pics with the rainbows across the Stornoway townscape. Still a lot more palatable than the rain and gloom of the last few days.

You won't have heard of tropical cyclone ‪Nilofar‬, which is nonetheless an impressive category 4 hurricane in the Arabian Sea, with maximum sustained winds of 115 knots (130 mph). The cyclone will intensify to 125 knots, before dry air from the nearby Asian continent will kill it off. It will make landfall in the border area between Pakistan and India at tropical storm strength by Thursday.

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