Monday, 25 August 2008

Monday 25 August

Bright sunny afternoon, after a morning of torrential downpours. We had four American cyclists in from NH, who took the bus to town rather than walk. They departed on the ferry at lunchtime, but they're having a bumpy crossing - it's a full force 6 out there.

On the hurricane front, I need to raise awareness of two systems:

Tropical Storm Julio is heading north up Baja California, and although it is weakening, its pall of moisture is expected to bring 1 to 2 inches of rain to the southwestern United States.

Tropical depression 7 formed southeast of Haiti just now, and will head that way. NHC is forecasting up to 25 inches of rain for Hispaniola. Its longer range forecast is full of uncertainty, and there is no certainty whether Florida is once more in the firing line. Follow the NHC output if concerned.


  1. I will have to keep an eye on the Haiti storm.  Doug's boss/company is building a huge orphanage/hospital/school compound outside Port Au Prince and is frequently travelling to Haiti.  I will pass this alert onto him in case he isn't aware.

  2. Sorry you have had such a bad morning.  Wouldn't fancy the boat trip back to the mainland !!  The sun has just come out here in last half hour...well I suppose better late than never !!   Love for now  Sybil xx

  3. Nice to hear the sun is finally shining this afternoon for you. Janie

  4. Been a miserable dull day here in my area  Guido.Downpours given for throughout the night.Rather them on the ferry than me in that kind of weather.Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand

  5. I have a feeling those 2 cruises in late Sept & early October are going to be a rough ride!  Linda in WA  

  6. I expect they were feeling a little shaken up in those winds.
    Here in London weather today is pretty mcuh the same as it has been for the last few days..... overcast, dull, gloomy.... wheres the sun ??

  7. There are so many storms....praying all stay safe!
    Take care....