For the third weekend in a row the Isle of Tiree along with much of the United Kingdom has experienced stormy conditions. There has been little respite from the strong winds and the hail that has come in the form of short, sharp shocks. On Friday evening there was a bright flash of lightning followed […]Read more "Relentless"
It’s Winter. It’s the month of February. Stormy weather is to be expected. This past week the Met Office issued the following warning, A deep area of low-pressure will track northeast across Britain through Friday and Saturday, bringing strong winds and gales to parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and Scotland. Met Éireann named the […]Read more "Eriksome"
What a contrast in conditions today compared to yesterday morning. Although stormy yesterday the sunrise was clearly visible. Today the sky and the sea were leaden. Yesterday it felt stormy, today it is wild. Not as wild as it could be, but nevertheless wild. Just before high water the gusts of wind peaked at 60mph. […]Read more "Wild Water"
Once again Tiree has missed the worst of this winter’s storms. The latest named storm, ‘Georgina’, passed by Tiree with a glancing bow. The Met Office website is at present unable to display the windspeed record. Since 8:00 yesterday evening the wind speed data for the past 24hours is blank. WeatherPro by MeteoGroup is generally […]Read more "Storm Georgina"
There is something special about spindrift. Today we didn’t have to travel far to see it. It was right on our doorstep. We’ll not quite literally! Since the equinox the wind has been a feature of the weather. On several occasion the ferry has been on an alert. On Sunday the crossing had to be […]Read more "Spindrift Special"
At the pier this evening: “Where were you this morning?” “You should have been here this morning!” “You should have seen the cant on the vessel!” The weather forecast was accurate. We experienced winds gusting up to 47mph. However we were spared thunder and lightening. Thankfully there was a weather window for the plane to […]Read more "Stormy Seas"
With the wind forecast to gust up to 51mph the decision was made to operate to a revised timetable with the Coll/Tiree sailing departing Oban at 8:45am instead of 7:15am. Throughout the morning the wind had been steadily rising. The wind peaked between 10:00am and 11:00am At that point the gusts were 52mph. The ferry […]Read more "Nae Problem!"
Come fly with me over Tiree. This morning we fly over Baugh Beach. What a transformation from the previous evening. Baugh Beach – yesterday and today. Yesterday evening the sky was inky black and the sea green. This morning the sky was blue and the sea various shades of blue. There is still a strong wind […]Read more "‘Come Fly With Me’"
Yes! Believe it or not! They are on sale on Tiree. You can purchase a nifty brolly on the island. However, they ought to come with a warning label. ‘Mainland use only – Not for use on the Isle of Tiree’. The day began with a memorable sunrise. It continued with pleasant Autumn sunshine. However, as […]Read more "Red Alert"
It’s been a stormy day throughout much of Scotland. On the West Coast many ferry sailings have been cancelled. Tiree has not escaped the strong winds and powerful waves. The Sunday Sailing from and to Oban suffered as a consequence. Daylight hours have been characterised by driving rain showers. At times our west facing window […]Read more "A Stormy Pier View"