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Weather Report from Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria


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

Summary for Thursday 11th February 2016

Despite the bright stars in a near cloudless sky when we retired last night, the temperature didn't quite reach freezing point, 1.40C the pre-dawn minimum though it did drop another 0.30C a couple of hours later - it takes that long for the sun to rise above the eastern fells! What followed has been another fine, dry day with barely a breath of wind, good visibility and a light covering of cloud but with only occasional breaks of any significance so not much in the way of sunshine and a disappointing (compared to yesterday) 2 kWh of electricity generation by the solar PVs. It felt chilly at first this morning but once the sun was up, even if not that visible, the temperature rose to a respectable 70C in the early afternoon, the total absence of wind-chill a blessing! Apart from isolated snow flurries, tomorrow is expected to be fine and dry with only rare fragments of cloud, very good visibility, bright sunshine and only a light wind. It will remain subzero on the higher fells with the freezing level around 600 metres (2000 feet) below which thawing of lying snow will continue. (Forecast links at bottom of page)

For images of the December floods please click here

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

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for the last 24 hours to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Wednesday 10th February

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 restarted.

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.

Metcheck short and long term forecasts for Keswick and Portinscale

Design and Barry Colam

Thursday 11th February 2016