Stormy Weather on Islay

Yesterday the ferries to and from Islay were cancelled due to adverse weather and the same happened today. Last night Islay saw wind gusts well over 65Mph and today remained quite windy. Other parts of Scotland were effected by the storm as well. A BBC report mentioned that Gales caused damage across Scotland:

Storms have damaged property and caused power cuts across Scotland. Shetland and Orkney experienced 100mph hurricane-force winds and speeds of up to 70mph were recorded in Glasgow. About 6,000 properties on the Western Isles and 3,000 homes across the mainland have been left without power following the storm. The Met Office has warned of heavy rain and gales spreading from the southwest. Up to 30mm of snow has also been forecast for the Highlands and Argyll.

Calmac sent out the following information regarding the Islay ferry service: "Due to the last two days cancelled sailings and volume of traffic the following additional saings will be operated over and above the normal timetable service on Saturday 5th February: 09:45hrs Kennacraig - Port Ellen and 12:30hrs Port Ellen - Kennacraig. According to the weather forecast things should be somewhat better tomorrow. Below are some images of stormy Islay, taken at Portnahaven in the winter of 2010.





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