Weather so bad they put it in the paper

HEAVY rain and gale force winds battered the Isle of Man over the weekend. The stormy conditions caused the Steam Packet Company to cancel its Manannan fastcraft service between the Island and Liverpool on Sunday. The firm is scheduling a replacement crossing today (Monday).

Ronaldsway Met Office recorded between 25-35mm of rain at low levels, while on higher ground there was almost 45mm. The strongest winds hit the west and north of the Island with gusts of 56mph recorded at Peel, Ramsey and the Point of Ayre lighthouse.