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West Coast Weather - Week Commencing 18th August

Posted by Christina Jacobsen on Aug 18, 2013 10:52:00 AM

WCW Wild LifeThe last week has been grey and wet at Eriska, which has made the Spa Therapists busy and our front of house staff busy with afternoon teas. Although things looked grey outside, there were moments of admiration as well. We met this little family of ducks which didn't seem to care too much about the weather, and ended up with us thinking that we shouldn't either! Fortunately the West Coast Weather for next week does seem to brighten up a bit compared to the last few days, with better temperatures and a dry weekend coming up. 

Today: Starting slightly grey, but a bright day is projected with some sunny spells and showers developing from first light, these fairly light and might even miss Eriska out. Tonight should the showers choose to stop by they look to be dying out late in the evening leaving a dry and possibly sunny evening. Staying mainly dry overnight with some good clear spells. 

Monday: A few light showers may continue otherwise dry with bright or sunny spells.

Tuesday: A mainly dry and bright day with sunny spells

Wednesday: is projected to be cloudy with outbreaks of rain

Thursday: looks to be much like Wednesday with clouds and frequent showers throughout.

Friday: is projected to be mainly cloudy and dry continuing into Saturday.

Saturday: looks to carry on the clouds and staying dry, leaving us with a nice and dry weekend. 

WCW MushroomsIt is coming to the end of the summer and as we know, mushroom behaviour is much affected by the wet weather. With a very wet summer we see the mushrooms popping up along the side of the road now - remember the red ones are usually not for eating! We would encourage you to pack a light rain coat to enjoy walks down to the pier and along the shoreline to see Wache, and the wild life the island homes. If you do go foraging, remember to bring a book and don't pick them if you are not sure what they are!

Unsure about what to do when coming to Eriska? Have a look at our new website - there are many things to see and do if you have a look at the activities page!

Topics: Isle of Eriska Hotel, Eriska, Scottish Weather, West Coast Weather, foraging