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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 Saturday 15th October 2016

My apologies for the lack of reports for much of this week. Cathy, was planning to run the Beachy Head Marathon (aka. Seven Sisters Marathon) at the end of the month to raise funds for the Sepsis Trust in memory of her sister who died last year from sepsis (used to be septicaemia or blood poisoning). She was on her last long training run of 19 miles last Sunday when, just half a mile from home, she tripped on a local path and hit her head on a protruding rock, injuring her spinal cord resulting in total paralysis of both arms and legs. Fortunately, she was found by a passer-by who called for an ambulance. She was then airlifted by the Great North Air Ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for treatment. Thank goodness the accident didn't happen round the back of Skiddaw or the consequences could have been far more serious as she was running on her own.

I can report that, 5 days on, her conditions is improving, especially over the last 48 hours, and is now able to walk and feed herself more or less unaided. But it is likely some time before she is able to leave hospital, with further rehabilitation to follow. But we do remain very positive of a good recovery.

It does mean that I have been rather tied up with writing communicating with all her friends and, not least, the innumerable people whom she has guided on the fells! I've also had to take over her duties as Treasurer of our local village hall (I'm already involved as the Lettings Secretary), taking the dog for two walks a day as well as all t

A similar day to yesterday (Friday) with a cloudy and cool morning followed by a brighter afternoon with some bright or sunny spells. The temperature was slightly warmer overnight, dipping to 9.10C around sunrise, rising to peaks in the afternoon sunshine with a maximum of 14.70C, a fraction lower than yesterday, falling back as the sun disappeared behind the fells in the last half hour to just over 110C now. Although bright and sunny at times with very good visibility, there was only enough to allow the solar PVs to generate just over 3 kWh of electricity. The wind has once again been light, easterly overnight but variable around south to south-easterly during daylight hours and feeling chill at times. A dry morning is forecast for tomorrow but rain is expected to spread in from the south in the afternoon, clearing again later. It will be windy over the fells, especially around the middle of the day. Sunshine will be intermittent and visibility excellent with temperatures similar to today's. (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 Friday 14th October

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

Saturday 15th October 2016