Past Week’s Weather
A mobile westerly regime dominated the weather across the
West or north-west winds from the South American continent brought reasonably sunny skies to the
The end of the ‘drizzly showers’ season seems to be in sight with only 0.1 mm recorded this week at the Airhead; none at all in Georgetown just a little smattering at the Residency – 3.4mm. Temperature on the up too with
As per usual the south-easterly trade wind blew moderate to fresh for much of the week and there were showers on most days. Friday was a notable wet day when low cloud led to fog over the hills and there were outbreaks of heavy rain at times.
Interesting Missive, compiled by Wind E Banks
Continuing on from the unsettled weather across the United Kingdom as outlined above, Thursday was a particularly stormy day across Scotland. A deep depression tracked eastwards across the Northern Isles and in the circulation around it brought some fierce gusts to the Scottish mainland; 105 mph was recorded at Tulloch Bridge with an incredible 165 mph at 1245 metres above mean sea level on the summit of Cairngorm mountain. Thursday’s mid-winter storm was described by one senior fire officer as the worst he’d seen in 20 years of service. The hurricane-force winds brought down trees, closed roads and schools and knocked out power supplies to 150,000 homes across