Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Storm Pictures

Kilchoan Early Bird has been around the peninsula this morning, and sends us these pictures of the storm.  The first shows spume being blown across the road at the entrance to Ardnamurchan Point lighthouse.

In Kilchoan, the storm seemed to reach its peak at around 1.00pm, and then the clouds cleared briefly, allowing the sun came out.  It didn't last long.

Spume is blown ashore on the beach to the north of the lighthouse.  Dominic Cooper writes from further along the north coast to say, "My barometer reading this morning is 946.4mb. I've never seen it so low. The weatherman on the BBC said that by the time the low pressure area left the north of Scotland they were expecting it to be 930mb."  Although the storm is now abating, the Diary's barometer is still firmly stuck at 956mb.

Kilchoan Early Bird's creel boat, Emma Maria, right, and Justin Cameron's Harvester are anchored in a small bay called Port na Croisg to the east of Camas nan Geall, well up Loch Sunart - but the storm's effects were even felt there.

Many thanks to Kilchoan Early Bird for the photos,
and to Dominic for the barometer reading.

1 comment:

  1. Merry Christmas to all in Kilchoan. I do enjoy the blog and the pictures and as I watch the Met Office rainfall radar I wonder if it is ever dry in the west. Never fear, in one.two three/four weeks the wind and rain will subside..... (I would like to be an optimist about the weather as I am in other things, but realism is the safest course ref Scottish weather!). Here's to 2014