/ Western Isles weather - Storm Force 11 at the moment
Wind currently sitting at 65mph, gusting to over 95mph. Storm Force 11 I think?
It was very windy in Aberdeenshire too but nothing like as bad as further north and west by the sound of it.
It's a mere Storm Force 8 in Lewis this morning.
80mph gusts within the past hour. Lots of ferries cancelled today.
Scientists at Lews Castle College UHI have been measuring what they described as "extreme" wave heights in the sea off west Lewis.
Arne Vogler, a senior research engineer and principle investigator at the Hebridean Marine Energy Futures project, said hurricane force gusts had also been recorded.
He said: "Today we are measuring some extreme wave heights with averages of 12m and maximum waves of 20m.
"The sea is still building up and even higher waves are anticipated during the day."
The scaffolding on the 13m deck was lets say "re-arranged" the following day.
Very impressive weather conditions.
P.S - Wind speed of 120mph recorded on Cairngorm this morning.
I checked out the web cam on that site and the sheep seem happy enough, grazing away.
I wonder how strong the wind has to be before it can move a sheep?
I've been offshore a fair bit myself and have seen what the North Sea can be capable of. But these waves on Lewis are being recorded in inshore waters!
In reply to Eric: Good question!
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