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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 Sunday 29th March 2015

I now have a new weather station (a Davis Vantage Pro) which is now up and running though it will take a day or two to sort out a suitable display setting - and a live display for the website. It does mean though that I can refer to it for comparison of data from our existing system (a Rainwise WS2000) which I will run in parallel for as long as it lasts!Where appropriate, I will add the Davis data in brackets: I suspect it is the more accurate.

We had further rain yesterday evening then strong wind in the early hours leading up to a day of scattered showers, some quite heavy (one especially so late afternoon which caught Cathy out for a change, plus Skye of course!), interspersed by drier spells and a blustery wind, and though the cloud cover did occasionally break, we've had no sunshine so just 2.7 kWh from the solar PVs. Cloud base was low this morning along with extensive hill fog and mist, the base lifting this afternoon to around 750 metres (2500 feet). Temperatures have been stuck in single figures again, between 40C and 60C according to the RainWise station, 50C and 80C the Davis station. I will endeavour to sort out the software for the latter tomorrow so I can switch fully to the Davis station with appropriate graphical display - and a live display on the website as well. A touch of winter is forecast for tomorrow with gale force winds increasing to storm force (60-80 mph) in the afternoon with gusts to 90 mph possible, a dry morning with some sunshine but snow, possibly heavy, will spread in from the west around midday, turning to rain later. Initially high cloud will lower to 300 to 500 metres (1000 to 1600 feet) as the snow moves in. Although temperatures will be at or above zero on the high fells, there will be a severe wind-chill. (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 Sunday 29th March 2015.

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for today to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Saturday 28th 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

Sunday 29th March 2015