View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Friday, 7 September 2018

Friday 7 September

Quite a decent day, weather wise. It became increasingly bright and sunny, and 14C / 57F is not bad for September. The tropics are keeping me busy, with one tropical cyclone forming after another in the Atlantic, and all looking like they mean business. Florence could affect  the east coast of the USA next week and (to be) Helene and Isaac are also likely to have some coast's name on them. Over in the Pacific, Mangkhut is way out east in Micronesia, but looks likely to hit Guam hard as a category 4 typhoon after the weekend. If you want to find that storm, you'll need to locate Enewetak. The apex of the Atlantic hurricane season is next Monday, September 10th. In the afternoon, I went for a brief stroll in the neighbourhood, in order to catch a better view of the Astoria, today's cruiseliner. We're headed for the end of the cruising season here.