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Weather Report from Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria


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Summary of last 24 hours to 6 pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The promised rain arrived late yesterday evening and by the time it had done its fill, just over 20 mm of rain had been collected by the rain gauge. Since then it's been mainly dry with just the occasional short, sharp shower, one of which caught all three of us (Cathy, myself and Skye) as we walked across a very open field just a few minutes after we left home. It wasn't so much the rain that was the problem but the wind which blasted it directly at us, gusting I would estimate to around 40 mph: I forgot to take the wind gauge with us but it was certainly stronger than when I measured the wind a couple of days ago. The wind has certainly been the major feature of the day as it's been with us both night and day though it sounded stronger overnight. A further, rather more welcome, feature has been the sun which has appeared rather more regularly especially during the afternoon, the solar PVs generated a rather more respectable 3.8 kWh today. A less welcome one has been the temperature: only overnight did it manage double figures, and then only just, but between 70C and 80C during daylight hours and now (at 6 pm) just touching 50C but at all times feeling much cooler in that strong to gale force north-westerly. I wore fingerless gloves this morning and wished I worn fingered ones! As for tomorrow, while the worst of the wind is now passed, it will still be in the range of 30 to 35 mph in the summits with gusts to 50 mph, but the morning is expected to be dry but with cloud increasing, widespread showers will develop in the afternoon, easing by the evening. It will remain cold, especially over the high fells. (Forecast links above and at bottom of page)

Photos from Tuesday 26th August: a glorious day on Causey Pike and Scar Crags

From our rooftop weather station at Wild Bryony, Portinscale - graphical summary of the last 24 hours to 6 pm on Tuesday 21st October 2014.

Please note that the sunrise and sunset times in the display are for GMT. Add one hour for BST

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for today to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Monday 20th October

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

Tuesday 21st October 2014

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