Storm Henry Arrives in Oban and Brings a Rainbow

The team in Uncommon Knowledge's Oban office had a great view of the weather as it rolled by

Waves from Storm Henry leapt over Oban's harbour wall

After storm Gertrude battered the UK with wind, rain and snow, (winds of 105mph were recorded in Shetland), storm Henry wasn’t far behind.

And he wasn’t to be outdone.

Up here in Oban, on the west coast of Scotland, many ferry services heading to and from the surrounding islands were cancelled, with disruption to trains and busses.

Many local ferry services were cancelled

Sea spray was blown onto the pavements of our little harbour town, which made the lunchtime sandwich run rather interesting.

And winds of 148mph were even recorded at the summit of Cairn Gorm, a mountain overlooking the town of Aviemore.

But the strong winds also meant the weather blew by fast – a trait anyone who comes to Scotland will likely find out!

One moment it was torrential rain and the other the sun blazed down and made everyone wish for sunglasses (this may be a slight exaggeration… but the sun did come out once or twice).

We even saw a rainbow from our office window.

Not a bad view from the office!

So, here’s to the beauty of inclement weather – and staying safe during it!