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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 Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A fine if cold morning with broken cloud and sunny spells (6 kWh from the solar PVs, much of that in the morning), but becoming steadily cloudier during the afternoon with cloud and hill fog lowering to near valley level. After a dry day bar a very brief soft hail shower or two, the rain arrived no more than 30 minutes ago and is lashing the windows as I write this, blown along by the strong west or north-west wind which has been with us all day. Along with the temperature in low single figures, around 20C to 30C through the night, 40C in the late morning sunshine and 50C early afternoon before the clouds rolled in, the wind has made it feel bitterly cold. The rain, along with sleet and snow on the fells, looks likely to greet us tomorrow morning but is forecast to die out to be replaced by occasional showers at first, but much of the morning and afternoon are likely to be dry with sunny spells and visibility good or very good out of showers and any hill fog. The wind will be somewhat less vigorous than today, typically 35 mph on the fells with gusts to 55 mph but easing to 15 mph with 25 mph gusts in the afternoon. It will be a shade milder than recently with valley temperatures peaking at 80C and just above zero on the tops as the freezing level rises from 500 metres (1650 feet) to 800 metres (2600 feet) by afternoon. (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 Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for today to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Monday 2nd March

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 3rd March 2015