Wednesday 1 December 2010
Here are some photos of Arctic Sea Smoke (defined by the Met Office as "Evaporation fog or steam fog which is formed when water vapour is added to air which is much colder than the vapor's source; most commonly, when very cold air drifts across relatively warm water"). Very pretty!
It snowed again last night and then froze and today I doubt the temperature is above freezing. However seemingly the schools are open in Orkney! Though no school buses so I'm not sure how many children have been able to get to school. Kirkwall airport was open but a number of Scottish airports are shut so I'm not sure how much traffic has been coming in. Even one of the London airports is closed today due to the weather conditions! This is quite unusual for so early in the winter.
The little town of Stromness across the water looks very pretty in a blanket of snow!