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Weather Report from Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

NEW - "LIVE" WEATHER from our new Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station!

Graphical data from the Davis station can be viewed by clicking on the "trends" link at the bottom of the "live" weather page (above).

Summary of last 12 hours to 6 pm on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th August 2015

Thursday 27th - more rain in the evening (just over 1 mm) but setting in rather more steadily and heavier from 6 am right through until after midday with another 11.6 mm. It was also much windier than of late with gusts to near 30 mph and a degree or so of wind-chill. Dry thereafter with cloud cover breaking and some fine sunshine for much of the rest of the day. The temperature had dipped to just over 110C in the midday rain but barely 6 hours later it peaked at just over 170C. The solar PVs benefited from the sunshine too with 8.5 kWh of electricity generated.

Friday 28th - the rain started somewhat earlier than yesterday with 6 hours of intermittent precipitation depositing just under 10 mm in the space of 6 hours with just a couple of very light showers during the morning. Cloud started to break several hours earlier than yesterday with blue sky and sunny spells by midmorning but rather more cloud than sunny spells today, so only 5 kWh of electricity from the solar PVs but a high temperature not far below yesterday's at 16.70C and much less wind. Showers again for tomorrow morning, more especially in the south and west of the Park with the north and east less threatened, but it will be generally cloudy with sunshine restricted to the north and east. It has begun to feel autumnal over the last couple of days and this will continue into next week, the wind swinging to the north bringing the potential for overnight frosts in some valleys. (Forecast links above and at bottom of page)

Photos from Wednesday 29th October: a glorious day on Haystacks

For a graphical display of the last 24 hours from our Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station click here .

Rain graph for the last 24 hours to 6 pm>

Temperature graph for the last 24 hours to 6 pm>

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for today to 6 pm

Solar Radiation record from the Davis station for today to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Thursday 27th August

(A display from our new Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station and Cumulus software)

Our Weather Records for previous months and years.

Weather Forecast from the Lake District National Park Weatherline available online. The Fell Conditions report has now stopped until 5th December.

Mountain Weather Information Service with 3 day forecasts for Lake District. Those for Scotland, Snowdonia and The Peak District are also available from the Home page

For forecasts for all the mountain areas in the UK go to the Met Office Mountain area forecasts.

3 day forecast for Keswick from AccuWeather

Mountain forecast for the Lake District from Accuweather

7 day Weather Forecast for Keswick from The Weather Channel

Metcheck short and long term forecasts for Keswick and Portinscale

Design and Barry Colam

Friday 28th August 2015