Sunday, 15 September 2013

First Autumn Storm

We had 37mm of Kilchoan sunshine between 1.30am and 7.00am this morning, the most we've recorded since October 2011 when we had 42mm in a day.

The forecast was for a 'near gale' overnight but, judging by conditions this morning, the winds weren't too bad - though the story may be very different at the west end of the peninsula.

As well as the rain gauge, we can tell when we've had a lot of rain by looking across the Sound of Mull to the cliffs at Leac na Bo Riabhaich where two burns which are invisible in normal conditions go beserk, or by....

....walking down the road to the slipway by the Ferry Stores and looking at the Mill Burn.

We haven't had much in the way of clear skies recently, but took this picture at about 3.00am on Saturday morning.  It's interesting because it shows the two constellations which dominate the southern skies in winter at about the time we go to bed, Orion and Taurus, as well as the Pleiades cluster.

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