Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Seaweed days

Another odd weather day on Berneray. Like many other days in January, there is virtually no wind, and one can amble about outside in just a t-shirt. However, the sea tells a different story of weather elsewhere; waves that surfers would drool out were crashing onto the west beach:


While walking along the beach this morning, I had to stay near the high water mark to avoid having to weave through the large quantity of seaweed being washed up. There was a lot, more than I've seen in a long time, washed up, with more coming ashore; indicative of stronger weather and energy somewhere out to sea:



  1. This kind of weather is typical for 'an occluded front' which passed over Hebrides today. Tomorrow the air should be cooler. The waves you described may have come from the region south of Iceland, which had strong winds today (great pressure gradients: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/europe/surface_pressure.html). The MetOffice forecast for the Hebrides for the next 24 hours is: gales or storms (9-10), with rough and high sea. Could you post some pictures of stormy Berneray beaches for comparison? (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/marine/shipping_forecast.html?area=Hebrid...)Despite the forecast, I wish you a warm atmosphere! Radek

  2. Not fair. Even the rain is beautiful where you are!