It seems the West Coast of Scotland are getting the worst of it this week; facing continuous downpours and significant temperature drops while our English counterparts enjoy clear blue skies and summer heats.
Though here in the Highlands we expect a slightly cooler and wetter climate, we find ourselves worrying that our summer may already be over! Though the current forecast for the week ahead shows a slight promise of improvement.
Today: With the met office predicting difficult driving conditions due to persistent heavy rain fall, there isn't much to be hopeful for. However, the rain is expected to turn more showery as the day progresses.
Monday: Rain showers and brief sunny intervals follow on from a fairly dry morning, with temperatures climbing back up to the comfortable teens.
Tuesday: Things look to dry up today, with the rain seemingly taking a bit of a break and leaving us with a nice dry day with frequent bursts of sunshine.
Wednesday: The rain returns with a vengeance today, with heavy showers predicted to last through the morning and best of the afternoon. Though things may dry up in the evening.
Thursday: White clouds to dominate for the duration of the day, with things looking to remain dry.
Friday: More rain showers throughout with the odd sunny spell to brighten up the day
Saturday: The forecast looks to be mainly unchanged, with more showers ending the week.
So it looks like our wish for a long and warm summer has fallen on deaf ears, with only one day this week promising us a glimpse of sunshine. Though, of course, we here at Eriska are always prepared with a full stock of wellies and umbrellas to aid our guests in their ventures outside.
For those coming our way this week: do not fret! There are still plenty of things to do on and around the Island from the comfort of the indoors. Now would be a perfect time to tour the nearby distilleries and explore the different whiskeys on offer in celebration of Homecoming Scotland's Whisky Month.