1 EAGLETON NOTES: August Gales: Before The Storm



Saturday, 21 August 2010

August Gales: Before The Storm

It has to be said that even in the Outer Hebrides full-blown gales in August are unseasonal.  Yesterday was unseasonal!  Yesterday we had a full-blown gale.  And some.  The previous evening we were warned that the weather front was moving North from England and Southern Scotland and that when it reached Northern Scotland it would be a low pressure with whirling gales as it tracked North.

DSC03318We were warned – gales were coming

DSC03198-200The weather changed from the sun of Thursday as the front came North.  At this point the front is yet to come from the South (to the left of the picture)

DSC03307The sky lightens and then darkens


DSC03301And then the front came through

DSC03268     And the sky darkened

DSC03324 And then the rain came up the Minch


  1. A lovely series of landscapes?seascapes. It must have intensified just squalls when it passed by me.

  2. Wow. That's quite a "skywatch" post! Amazing pictures. Although I imagine the gale as such was not so much fun...

  3. You could have another career as a storm chaser. Splendid photos, they tell the great story!

  4. Beautiful, menacing skies! I like the one that has that uneasy, orangey look...


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