Dry Spell on Islay Ends

Mark Unsworth of Islay Studios sent me the picture below of a thunderstorm which he took this afternoon. It clearly shows that the long dry spell that started in April and lasted almost three months has finally ended. Good news for farmers, distilleries and nature..... providing it doesn't rain too long.

After all our good weather, God has decided to turn the taps on!

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Spirit of Islay

Thursday, 03 July 2008
If it was a thunderstorm it won't have done much to ease the water shortage , i think the Isle was looking for sustained drizzle so the water sunk into the peat to replenish supplies and did not just run off the top surface .

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Thursday, 03 July 2008
I think you are very right Gordon, but when the soil is wet from previous rain they will certainly have some benefit from a good shower. I am not sure how it was in previous years but to me it looks like it's becoming a trend to have dryer springs in the coastal areas. I'm living in a coastal area as well and we experience the same drought. Right now we need an extra 20 cm of rain to reach the average rainfall we normally have in spring. (although not all at once please) :-)

I'd rather be on Islay :-)