In the last month we've had 16 mm of precipitation. On February 13th we had a downpour, with 23mm in one day, but since then the most we've had in a 24-hour period is 3mm, and there have been eighteen days without a drop. While much of the time a southeasterly wind has blown in rather grey conditions, in the last few days the wind has been in the north, bringing some truly beautiful weather.
As The Diary has mentioned on occasion, West Ardnamurchan is rapidly becoming the sunshine capital of the UK. This picture shows an interesting sky over Mull on Tuesday evening, with rather unusual lenticular clouds. The ferry passing up the Sound of Mull is the Lord of the Isles.
Marine Science Scotland arrived on Tuesday afternoon to instal an automated weather station in the bottom field of Trevor Potts' Ardnamurchan Campsite. They had obviously done this several times before as the structure went up very rapidly.
The scientists, Jenny Wright on the left and Berit Rabe on the right, are monitoring surface current movements in Loch Sunart. While this is part of a larger project studying the loch, one of the other things they are doing is tracing the movement of sea lice in the area.