After high expectations for a week following the good weather present across the rest of the UK, we were delighted to welcome the summer temperatures and sunshine to Isle of Eriska Thursday evening!
We have had quite a few groups staying with us this month and they could not have arrived at a better time! Days by the beach, jumping from the bridge and tours on Bloodhound have been enjoyed over the weekend!
Living something that almost looks like a fairytale we start wondering about what lies in store for us next week..
Today: Overnight there were low clouds and mist, which slowly thinned before disappearing this morning. It looks to be a nice and dry afternoon with some patchy cloud and sunny periods. Still feeling very warm but not as hot as recently. Later tonight there will still be good temperatures, but some low clouds and mist looks to be returning and staying overnight.
Monday: Looks to have clouds clearing through the morning with many places seeing another dry and very warm day with sunshine.
Tuesday: is projected to be dry and very warm and mostly sunny weather will continue through with some clouds appearing in the evening.
Wednesday: looks to be cloudier with some thundery showers starting to develop, but it will still warm and somewhat humid.
Thursday: is yet again cloudier with some showers. There will also be some sunny spells, and become quite humid as the temperatures are still staying above the 15s with possibilities for thunder.
Friday: looks to be much like Thursday, slightly warmer with clouds and sunny spells with possibilities for thunder.
Saturday: is projected to stay the same in terms of temperature, but with heavier clouds and rain.
Although some clouds and showers are projected at the west coast next week don't forget the sun spray! I think I would bring it with me everywhere! I don't know about you but just the smell of sun spray makes me think of summer!
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So today as I drove out to get the papers I was listening to the history of St Swithens Day and hence the new obsession with the weather forecast for tomorrow
Swithun was initially buried out of doors, rather than in his cathedral, apparently at his own request. William of Malmesbury recorded that the bishop left instructions that his body should be buried outside the church, ubi et pedibus praetereuntium et stillicidiis ex alto rorantibus esset obnoxius [where it might be subject to the feet of passers-by and to the raindrops pouring from on high], which has been taken as indicating that the legend was already well known in the 12th century.
In 971 it was decided to move his body to a new indoor shrine, and one theory traces the origin of the legend to a heavy shower by which, on the day the move, the saint marked his displeasure towards those who were removing his remains.
The name of Swithun is best known today for a British weather lore proverb, which says that if it rains on Saint Swithun's day, 15 July, it will rain for 40 days.
- St Swithun's day if thou dost rain
- For forty days it will remain
- St Swithun's day if thou be fair
- For forty days 'twill rain nae mare
So what is ahead for this week and in particularly tomorrow!!
Today: After a stunningweek last week today will remain- Dry with some sunshine but rather more cloudy than yesterday.
Monday:Rather cloudy with still a little rain over higher hills- maybe at tis point we should highlight that St Swithen is burried in Winchester which is expecting a sunny day!
Tuesday:Rather cloudy and breezy with still a little rain, mainly over higher hills
Wednesday: It will be a dry and bright day with sunny spells.
Thursday:Rather cloudy but shuld at least remain dry
Friday: Dry, brighter and warmer on Friday with sunny spells and light winds.
Saturday: Largely fine and dry at first but it may change overnight into sunday where there may be some cloud and outbreaks of rain.
Last week's West Coast Weather did not predict good fortunes for the days ahead. As you can see on the picture above we had heavy clouds and rays of sunlight desperately trying to penetrate the thick clouds. However we did manage ot stay on top of the grass and with the strong winds came teh benefit of no midges so not all was lost.
Anyway as we start today looking out across a cloudless sky with not a breath of wind we could be accused of thinking summer was finally here and indeed the long term forecast is alluding to the fact that it is probably not that far away so what is in store for the week ahead?
Today: After a bright dawn it should remain dry with some warm sunshine developing- perfect for sitting inside watching the Wimbledon Final!
Monday: Starting rather cloudy with some coastal mist or drizzle, then slowly brightening up through the morning with sunny spells developing. Becoming warm with some sea breezes.
Tuesday:A dry day with long spells of unbroken sunshine throughout the day. A cloudier start towards Mull, and some patchy cloud bubbling up inland. Very warm or hot, sea breezes.
Wednesday: A fine settled spell of weather with some hot sunshine developing, though coastal areas a shade cooler with onshore breezes, and far west misty at times.
Thursday: it's begining to seem consistent with another day of sunshine and warm light breezes
Friday: Anoter case of "Best on the west" = with the best of dry, fine weather will probably migrate to the west so more summer and suntan cream required
Saturday: although another nice day not quite as warm as earlier in the week and a slightly stronger wind will keep it seeming more pleasant.
Our West Coast Weather took a different turn at the end of the week as you can see above! Spectacular colours always offered on the West Coast, but at night. The weather this week was unfortunately a bit cold and wet at Eriska, but it did not prevent the success of celebrations and anniversaries over the weekend!
Next week will be mainly cloudy, with patchy rain. The days will gradually become brighter but will continue to be breezy.
Today: our day has started off with some patchy drizzle, which is projected to become more persistent, however then turning drier and brighter in the afternoon with the breeze. Tonight looks to stay brighter with sunny intervalsbut with a few showers. Overnight scattered showers will continue throughout.
Monday: looks to be a bright day with a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers. Moderate to fresh westerly breeze and ok temperatures.
Tuesday: is projected to be wet and windy, with the weather spreading in over Argyll.
Wednesday: looks to become drier and brighter than the Tuesday.
Thursday: will experience more rain early on but looks to be clearing to sunshine and showers.
Friday: looks to be slightly warmer despite being quite cloudy.
Saturday: will stay the same as Friday with a slight rise in temperatures.
Bring your raincoat this week but don't forget, you can still go for a swim in our indoor pool as well as enjoying your favourite sports in the indoor sports hall!
In our next post I will tell you all about last week and this weekend's wonderful fireworks at Isle of Eriska at the top of the page!
This last week we have had lovely temperatures on Eriska. Some very bright and sunny days and some gloomier days yet 'very' warm! Last night however the temperatures dropped significantly as the rain and wind 'washed' in over the west coast.
This week's West Coast Weather does not look too inviting and certainly not very summery as we are soon to enter July.
Today: A fairly bright day with a mixture of sunny intervals and showers. Some showers turning heavy inland especially towards Lanarkshire where thunder is possible. Fresh northwest winds, especially on the west coast. Later tonight a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers will still prevail, the showers are likely to die out during the evening and so is the wind.
Monday: looks to be bright with some sunshine. Still a few showers though less heavy with some areas staying dry. Lighter winds will still be present after a rather windy Sunday.
Tuesday: is projected to be bright with sunny spells and isolated showers. Light winds.
Wednesday: looks to be very similar to the Tuesday, a bit windy with sunny spells and possibly some showers.
Thursday: looks to experience some rain overnight but will remain bright with sunshine in between the clouds.
Friday: looks like it will experience heavier rain compared to the other days therefore little sun to keep those summer temperatures going.
Saturday: while the outlook for Friday looks gloomy, the clouds and rain looks to become lighter on the Saturday, which allows the temperature to again slowly creep upwards.
There were some heavy clouds this morning as you can see in the picture on the left.
It is good to know that we have an indoor sportshall where guests can play a game of putting, tennis, badminton or football and an indoor swimming pool that are not affected by the adverse weather we do get there on the west coast of Scotland in the 'summer'!
An absolutely lovely week has gone past on the West Coast of Scotland! A bit grey in the early morning otherwise sunny and warm at Isle of Eriska! I believe a happy few has been able to acquire a slight tan and some charming freckles!
I am however sad to report that the week ahead does look slightly darker,
Today: some mist and fog patches cleared early, otherwise it is a clear bright day with warm sunny spells maybe slightly cooler than the week that has gone past. There are some showers projected for the area this afternoon, however it looks as if they could miss Eriska.
Monday: Looks to start with early mist or fog but will soon clear, then another warm day with sunny spells. A few showers developing during the afternoon is projected, although many places will be staying dry.
Tuesday: looks to be more cloudy, making the temperatures drop slightly with some light rain in some areas.
Wednesday: the weather is projected to turn heavier and more persistent than on the Wednesday with strengthening winds which will affect temperatures.
Thursday: looks to become a bit brighter again and is followed by sunshine and in some places light showers that will hopefully miss Eriska on its way past.
Friday: is projected to kick off the weekend with acceptable temperatures, however more cloudy with patches of rain throughout the
Saturday: looks to be very similar to Friday, but the temperature is projected to be dropping slightly with more clouds cluttering up the sky.
It has indeed been very nice at Eriska this last week, and I saw my first 2013 butterfly! This picture of a butterfly was taken at Eriska by Mr & Mrs Heath when they stayed with us (thank you so much for sharing your lovely pictures with us!)
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Another week of West Coast Weather has gone past, however exceeding expectations! Last week turned out to be warmer and sunnier than what the weather forecast promised in the last days of May. The evenings have been perfect for wee walks up to the Cairn and by the beach. June did start a bit more windy and drizzly, but after such a good week we are keeping our fingers crossed for more pleasant surprises!
Today: the day has started off dry and bright start to the day however it is forecasted to become cloudier. Patchy light rain over the higher grounds of Argyll is expected. Although it will be cloudier there will still be a few bright intervals. Tonight: Cloudy this evening with more general area of rain moving in from west, this fairly persistent at first but becoming lighter and more patchy later.
Monday: A cloudy start with outbreaks of rain these mainly over Argyll. Becoming drier and brighter in the afternoon. Light winds with comfortable temperatures.
Tuesday: is forecasted to be nice and bright with dry grounds and sunny spells.
Wednesday: is looking good and seem to promise bright and warmer weather with calm winds. Maybe it is the perfect day to ?
Thursday: looks to continue the nice weather from Wednesday with good temperatures and soothing winds.
Friday: a bit cloudier but will have a few rays of sun peeking through which will keep the temperatures at the same level.
Saturday: the weather is projected to be quite humid with rain and heavier clouds but with some sunny spells throughout the day.
We hope you had a lovely bank holiday and that you experienced some of the nice weather that we did. Some of our guest even had their afternoon tea outside, and if you ask us that is a sure sign that the summer is coming! This picture was taken just around 22:00 by the Cairn last week, a lovely spot for enjoying the scenery, taking photographs and enjoying the peace and quiet that Eriska offers.
Another busy week has gone by and the weather allowed us to become a bit spoilt as we considered packing away the warmer clothes. A few very warm days really got the expectations up! However, the weather forecast this week ahead looks slightly greyer and moist despite finally having June on the door step.
Today it has started of cloudy with patchy rain at first, but the sun is out and looks to be leaving a mainly dry and bright day with more sunny spells developing. Winds remain fairly light.
Tonight it looks to be clouding over again with another band of rain moving in from the west this turning heavy over most of Argyll towards Monday morning. Winds coming from the southeast will also become stronger.
Monday: a cloudy start with outbreaks of rain these still heavy at times over Argyll. Becoming drier and brighter in the afternoon but with showers following on behind. Strong winds.
Tuesday: looks to be brighter than the Monday with some isolated showers.
Wednesday: will become cloudier than the start of the week with mainly light rain during the day.
Thursday: looks to be very much like Wednesday - generally cloudy with patchy rain throughout the day.
Friday: will be cloudy with patches of rain, and the sun will peak through during the day.
Saturday: will be ever so slightly warmer than the rest of the week but will continue to change between being cloudy with sun spells and light rain.
If you are coming up to stay with us at the hotel this week, Monday will be very windy, so bring warmer clothes, for the rest of the week you can use light protective wear and enjoy the nice views that the weather might bring about. The picture on the right was taken very recently, showing the beautiful views that the not so summery weather brings with it to the West Coast of Scotland.
Some fashionable wellies and sunglasses may be the way to start the week!
Its hard to beleive we are actually in May and that the longest day is just over a montha way, however thats what British weather is all about! The weather again this week looks typical for the west coast of Scotland- Changeable with a wet influence!
Although there are some heavy clouds, a few rays of sun will be peeking through during the week. The birds are still singing, which makes you forget about the weather. Indeed this morning we were woken by the first cukoo of the year - nice to hear and reminds us of the changing seasons but by tomorrow morning we will no doubt have already heard enough!
So whats ahead this week on the weather front?
Today: A mainly dry start but cloudy with outbreaks of rain spreading east this morning, this mainly light. Brighter but showery conditions then spread east from late afternoon with some sunshine at times and bringing in a freshening southwest breeze which will stregnthen and become westerly.
Monday: A bright day with some sunny spells and blustery showers these occasionally wintry on higher ground with snow on the hills- hard to beleive it is mid May!.
Tuesday : Another day of Sunshine and showers although it will hopefully be mor eorf teh former and less of the latter!
Wedenesday : It will start cold for this tiem of year but as teh sun peaks thrugh so teh temperatuyre will rise- although bewarned that showers are styill a possibility
Thursday: A mainly dry day but some thundery showers possible in the afternoons with light winds making it seem warmer than earlier in the week.
Friday: The rather unsettled conditions are set to continue with showers and longer periods of rain.
Saturday: At last we can start to look forward to brighter and drier spells with a good deal of sunshine for teh weekends whilst condistions sdown south will remains decideley unseasonal.
The weather this week has been horrendous!
Or so one of our guests told us, in reality it has been no different than we would have expected at this time of year but given the wonderful dry spring - 5 week of no rain -we have enjoyed the last week may seem like a dramatic climate change.
With heavy rain and high winds, our guests have spent most of their time indoors - though with no lack of activities to keep them occupied. Having taken full advantage of our indoor leisure facilities, the spa has been fully booked all week and the indoor sports hall has been occupied with groups flooding in to play tennis, badminton, football or enjoy a round of indoor putting.
However, things did clear up by the end of the week, and we even managed to get an entire day of sunshine, allowing day trips through Oban, or across to some of the larger islands by ferry. having seen the change in weather coming we thought a film crew who were staying with us would have been pleased but regrettably having shot two days in dull wet conditions sunshine and clear skies for a day did nothing to help their continuity so not everyone welcomed the last day of improved conditions!
Though summer is just around the corner, it doesnt look like there'll be much need for sun lotion this week to come.
Sunday- Cloud and rain through the morning with lighter showers and sunnier spells through the afternoon.
Monday- Cloud and rain, becoming heavier throughout the day. Mild temperatures.
Tuesday - Cloudy but dry throughout the day with rain in the evening.
Wednesday- Heavy rain throughout the day with temperatures peaking at 9 degrees, becoming dry late evening.
Thursday- A day of sunshine and showers becoming dry late in the evening.
Friday- After a dry start the clouds will start to push in for the weekend and bring the threat of rain.
Saturday-A wet night will see damp dawn but the good news is that sunshine is round the corner and the remainder of the weekend should be brighter and warmer