here. So we have tight-packed isobars and a complex of fronts arriving around midday tomorrow, and a nasty little depression swinging in around the same time on Sunday, both bringing southerly gales with winds averaging over 30mph at their height.
To warm us up for what may be to come, we had a power cut this morning, though it lasted for less than an hour. Then, in one of the brief sunny intervals around midday, four fighters swept low over the village. These low-flying exercises elicit very different reactions from people living in an area like this, where they're not uncommon. For those with livestock and highly-strung dogs, the sudden roar of jet engines can wreak havoc, but others accept that these pilots must have the opportunity to train in the sort of exciting terrain that west Scotland offers. The Diary has very tentatively identified the aircraft as American F-16s.