Yet another day with awful weather. Pouring rain with strong winds, but not the full gales we had earlier in the week. Mrs B goes out for a haircut, and returns rather wet. Rain subsides at 3 o'clock. I don't go out myself until 4 pm, when it has turned dry. Sun comes out at five, leaving a pleasantly sunny late afternoon. A few news headlines caught my eye today:
Highland Council reviews its renewable energy policy, and states they should not focus on just windpower. This is unpredictable and output intermittent.
A man is jailed for J-walking on the A9. He walked into the carriageway north of Perth to ask for directions. His movements caused a car to swerve and crash into the central reservation at 70 mph. The vehicle flipped over and caught fire. One of the occupants was ejected, the other managed to scramble to safety, both unhurt. In the meantime, the J-walker approached the shaken pair to ask "Which is the way to Inverness?"
Weather conditions awful in the Highlands too. Fort William was doused in 100 mm (4 in) of rain yesterday. This left 10 cm (4 in) of water in the basement section of the Nevisport store in the town.