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Weather Report from Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

"LIVE" WEATHER from our Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station. (5 minute update)

Summary for Wednesday 24th August 2016

Torrential rain hit us yesterday evening, a peak rate of 72 mm per hour blocking our satellite TV signal for a few minutes and depositing another 17.4 mm, the rest of the night being dry. Valley mist soon lifted this morning, temporarily shrouding the fells, but even this soon burnt off, leaving another fine day. No more than wispy cloud during much of the morning did nothing to mar the sunshine, patchy cloud from late morning onwards only blocked it partially and from late afternoon we were back to well-scattered patchy cloud. With excellent visibility, the solar PVs have had a good day with near 13 kWh of electricity generated, the sun rising the temperature to between 200C by midday and 220C for much of the afternoon. The wind, very light again, has switched to a north-westerly direction compared to a more southerly point yesterday, bringing a rather fresher feel but it has still felt very warm in direct sunshine. The forecast for tomorrow is not so good for some: the morning is expected to be dry but rain is expected to spread in from the south from mid-afternoon, mainly in the south and east of the Park where it may be torrential for a time, the north and west probably escaping this. Sunshine will be patchy as cloud forms in and after rain. (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 .

Solar radiation for the last 24 hours to 6 pm

Solar PV output for the last 24 hours to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Tuesday 23rd August

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 stopped until Winter.

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

Wednesday 24th August 2016