There are patches of blue sky, dark threatening clouds, hail showers and the wind has a raw feeling to it today. Over the weekend the temperature dropped dramatically and the wind is from the north west. The Met Office have issued a ‘Severe Weather Warning’ for Wednesday with a forecast of winds gusting up to 79mph. Other forecasters are predicting winds gusting up to 71mph and are using words like ‘Red Alert’ and ‘Black Wednesday’. Weather forecasting is not an exact science, it what it says, a forecast. However, there seems little doubt that ‘the North Atlantic is developing its first winter super storm.’ Disruption to our ferry service is to be expected. It looks like it is time to batten down the hatches, make sure the dustbins are secure and our food supplies will last till the next uncertain delivery.
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