Possibly because of the British connections here or perhaps
because the weather here is so changeable, there is always a conversation going on nearby about the weather here.
We are just coming out of what is called winter here… “Scruffy
August and September" are usually the coldest and wettest months with days of fine rain driven over the top of the island by strong southerly winds. There is an area just above where I am staying called Scotland, and well named it is in the winter as
its one of the coolest and wettest inhabited parts of St Helena.
The rain here is very Scottish, very fine and almost horizontal at times. Temperatures at this time
of year in the evenings can go as low as 10 to 12 degrees C, which doesn’t sound cold but the damp and un-insulated housing means electric blankets are common!
Now that Spring is here there are Amaryllis flowers in the public gardens and the birds are singing (mynah birds mainly). The weather is getting warmer and certainly more sunny.
These pictures show the phenomena of clouds being created by warm damp wind off the Atlantic hitting the island and creating in these pictures mist. Depending on
weather conditions it could be fog, mist or just cloud.
Whichever it is there is always a photo opportunity.