Sunday, 7 September 2008

Sunday 7 September

Overcast and a little breeze, but not too bad a day on the whole. Flooding in England dominates the news from the UK, and we're seeing a rerun of the flooding tragedy of 2007. Like then, fatalities have occurred, but the weather apprears to be improving. By the end of the week, the remnant of tropical storm Hanna (currently heading for eastern Canada) will come to haunt us as the one of the first autumnal gales of the season.

Hurricane Ike, a category 4 system, is blasting through the Turks & Caicos Islands, as well as the Bahamas, on its way to landfall in eastern Cuba. Winds will be near 135 mph by then, 220 kph. The interaction with Cuba will weaken the hurricane, but also cause extensive damage. Key West is on a hurricane watch, and a mandatory evacuation is in progress.

Am facing a one-day backlog of 100 alerts - will try to catch up tonight.


  1. Dear Guido, hiya!Guido
    are you saying that England is facing flooding this week? whereabouts? doe sit include Scotland?
    Please let us know

  2. I understand the back log.  I have quite a few also but not 100.  Soon I'm going to have to turn mine off if I'm going to ever get ready to get out of town on the 20th.  Linda in WA