It’s been a week of turmoil in the Scottish West Highlands as we’ve been beaten down by thunderous storms, excessive rain and tenacious winds from Hurricane Gonzalo bringing new meaning to the cliché “When it rains, it pours.”
Oban, and its surrounding areas, has been engulfed in darkness as the days get shorter and Halloween approaches. Though this may seem more than fitting due to its roots of the medieval Celtic celebration of “Samhain”, which once-upon-a-time marked the end of the brighter half of the year, a feeling of pure despondence has weaved into the hearts of the residents as they prepare for the “coldest British winter in a century”.
Today: Heavy rain forecast, with severe weather warnings published for the Argyll and Bute area.
Monday: Very little predicted to change, as more weather warnings of potential flooding due to heavy rain is declared.
Tuesday: Predicted to brighten up a little bit, with some sunny intervals in the morning and only light rain throughout.
Wednesday: Things looking to dry up, with an unremarkably cloudy day expected.
Thursday: The rain is due to make a comeback today, with forecasts of heavy showers during the day.
Friday: Another wet day ahead, with moderate winds likely to add a bit of a chill
Saturday: The week seems to end with another wet day, though some intermittent sunshine expected to creep through the clouds.
The Scottish weather forecast often leaves little to be desired, and this week is no different. As the rain beats down onto the windows, take comfort in the warmth of the outdoors with your feet up by the fire and a nice hot whisky in hand!