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Weather Report from Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

Weather Forecast from the Lake District National Park Weatherline available online. The Fell Conditions report has now started again.

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

Summary of last 12 hours to 6 pm Monday 26th January 2015

The weather station is behaving rather better at the moment, provided I don't ever turn it off! I have bought a new one which I'll install when the weather gets a bit warmer. In the meantime, I just hope this one keeps going.

Steady rain yesterday evening died out just after midnight with just occasional further precipitation through the small hours and a heavier bursts midmorning, today's total just 3.3 mm and just under 6 mm yesterday. A cloudy morning again but cloud cleared and lifted from around midday with some brief spells of sunshine this afternoon. The temperature has fallen again as the wind shifted more to a northerly or north-westerly point, falling from 90C this time yesterday to 40C at dawn and no more than a degree higher during daylight hours and feeling even chillier in that moderate wind from the Arctic! Another cloudy day is forecast for tomorrow with occasional showers in the morning, wintry over the fells, dying out in the afternoon though cloud base will lower to a few hundred metres. It will be a degree or two milder than today but more wintry conditions are expected later in the week: the lunchtime forecast on BBC Radio 4 made it sound like 1962/63 all over again! (Forecast links above and at bottom of page)

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

From our rooftop weather station at Wild Bryony, Portinscale - graphical summary of the last 24 hours to 6 pm on Monday 26th January 2015.

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for today to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Sunday 25th January

Weather Records for previous months

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

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

Metcheck short and long term forecasts for Keswick and Portinscale

Design and Barry Colam

Monday 26th January 2015