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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 24 hours to 6 pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Apologies for the lack of reports over the last few days: the computer died, as in blown capacitors on the motherboard. To coin a phrase, "it's an ex-computer!" Fortunately, we have another one available but it's needed some work to get the various programs and files transferred, but hopefully I'm back in action now.

So back to today. Generally dull with low cloud, mist and occasional light drizzle, but as the weather men say, at least it's mild, in the range of 100C to 120C since midnight, having risen from around 60C at this time yesterday. I'd much rather it were bright, sunny and cold! Rainfall has been pretty minimal with around 5 mm yesterday and not much more than 1 mm today. Not much of a wind down here but very windy on Helvellyn - check out the report on the Weatherline page. Visibility has been poor, the solar PVs having only generated 3 kWh over the last 6 days. No graph for the PVs today as that's one bit of software not yet installed. And for tomorrow I'm afraid it's wet and windy with winds to over 50 mph on the high fells, more or less continuous rain and low cloud with poor visibility. And no significant change is expected through to Christmas bar a brief lull over the weekend. But it is expected to get rather colder after Christmas - bring it on! (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 Wednesay 17th December 2014.

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for today to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Tuesday 16th December

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

Wednesday 17th December 2014