Probably the most common misconception about the Outer Hebrides, from mainlanders who never visit here, is that it rains all the time.
Wrong. Very, very, wrong.
Here's the forecast for this week:
... and a reminder of the forecast - which proved accurate - for last week:
At least it looks a little cooler for this week, which will come as a welcome relief to residents, cattle and cats on Berneray.
May's weather statistics for Berneray also make interesting reading, with rainfall down by 30% on the same month last year. Crofters report that Loch Bhrusda, where the drinking water comes from, is at a never before seen low; this means we might be forced to bathe in gin by the end of this week.