This picture, looking from Kilchoan across the marshes towards Ormsaigbeg, was snatched in one of today's brief sunny intervals. The forecast is for gales tonight between about 8.00pm this evening and 3.00am tomorrow morning, then for another round of gales at about the same time tomorrow - which will make four gales within a week. As one Portuairk Estate worker put it when the Diary moaned about the weather, "Aye, it has been a bit breezy."
Last night we enjoyed a nice change: heavy hail showers accompanied by thunder and lightning, which knocked out more telephones and routers. And the Christmas forecast? More of the same sort of thing.