First Winter Storm is on it’s Way

You’ve probably already seen or heard that there is a storm coming. Wave’s are forecast to reach nearly 50ft off the west coast of Scotland, that is huge. As a result of this SEPA have issued flood alerts for various coastal areas around Scotland, Arran included. At the time of posting this the SEPA Flood Alert reads: Message issued at 08-12-2014 16:04 A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Ayrshire and Arran. This alert is for...

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February Spring Tide

More coastal “overtopping” today, and another 3.5m height tide, with southerly winds and low pressure lead to an extra high tide. SEPA issued a flood warning for Cordon, but there are other areas that get flooded too. One of which is the low section of road in Sannox. It was passable but do you really want to risk stalling in the middle of it? Salt water in your brakes or in your engine is not clever! Less direct wind into...

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Wind and Waves Pound Sannox

Todays hefty southerly wind and a very high tide caused by the New Moon has lead to some pretty chopping conditions out at sea. Here’s a selection of photos from around Sannox at lunchtime today. Don’t be fooled, when you see waves crashing over jetties like that, stay clear. They look white and fluffy but they pack a punch and can easily knock you off your feet, not even I would stand a chance in that sea today! Even...

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UK Wide Storm Surge reaches Arran

Just as SEPA warned, the storm surge came and produced some dramatic coastal flooding. It still wasn’t as high as 23 years ago! Theres been lots of debris left on the roads and in some areas the roadside has collapsed. [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.427157284080804.1073741830.169909423138926]

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Sannox Storm Surges at 1am

At 1am on the 19th of December the storm surge came into Sannox, the deer looked bewildered! SEPA had issued a warning for this storm surge. [fbalbum url=https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.425278947601971.1073741825.169909423138926]

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November Thunder

There were some astounding thunder claps around Arran this afternoon, the kind that make windows shake in their frames! Because it was Daylight the lightning was hard to get, especially seeing as I was at Ardrossan Harbour and only had my camera phone… but I got a couple of shots, the car and the sea wall hampered my view a bit! Heres what the lightning strikes look like spread out across the country later in the...

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