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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 stopped until December.

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

Summary of last 24 hours to 6 pm Thursday 30th October 2014

What a contrast with yesterday, even if it was forecast. The temperature rose steadily through the night from around 50C as I posted Wednesday's report to near double figures by dawn, finally topping out at 140C soon after midday. Over the same time span, occasional light rain and drizzle brought just 2.5 mm of precipitation under overcast and dull conditions. A miserable day, even if the afternoon was relatively dry, with no sign of any sunshine or even breaks in the cloud cover and just 0.4 kWh of electricity were generated by the solar PVs. But that's British weather for you: it's not boringly consistent at any time of the year! A somewhat better day is forecast for tomorrow, the morning and afternoon generally dry with some bright or sunny spells before more rain spreads in from the west in the evening. It will become windier, especially over the fells, but it will be very mild for the time of year with temperatures nearing 200C in the valleys and just into double figures on the tops: very mild for the time of year. (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 Thursday 30th October 2014.

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for today to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Wednesday 29th 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

Thursday 30th October 2014