Saturday, 30 January 2016

Hitting the Hundreds

Here's a satellite view of Storm Gertrude bringing fierce conditions to the North coast of mainland Scotland and the southern parts of Orkney. According to the information on various news channels, there were gusts of up to 110 mph in Shetland and 144 mph on the east Cairngorms. The highest ever recorded, but classified as 'unofficial', was of 177 mph in 1962 at RAF Saxa Vord, Unst. The photograph of a rugby match here at Saxa Vord, with the most northerly recreation ground in the UK, was taken in 1972 when the players obviously found it just a breeze.

Scottish Islands Explorer - would like to hit record circulation
Digital Edition: is there come wind or rain, without leaving home

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