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Weather Report from Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria

NEW - "LIVE" WEATHER from our new Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station!

Graphical data from the Davis station can be viewed by clicking on the "trends" link at the bottom of the "live" weather page (above).

Summary of last 12 hours to 6 pm Sunday 26th April 2015

A clear sky and bright stars when we went to bed last night, a clear sky and a bright sun when we woke this morning, not what I was expecting from last night's forecast. The sun has stayed with us for much of the day, interrupted every now and then by passing clouds, but with very good to excellent visibility, over 10 kWh of electricity has been generated by the solar PVs. It has been a chilly day though, down to just 1.20C just before dawn and 11.20C as the maximum early in the afternoon, but with a NW wind, backing W and increasing steadily through the day to gust in the mid-teens, there has been quite a wind-chill. And just to remind us that it's too early to write off Winter (snow is more common in April than at Christmas), we were caught on the periphery of a hail and snow shower early in the afternoon as it moved over from the west. No change is expected for the rest of the week with occasional snow showers forecast, some possibly persistent, but also sunny spells and very good to excellent visibility. Early morning frosts are also likely and it will remain cold with temperatures in single figures in the valleys, subzero on the tops with marked wind-chill in strengthening winds. (Forecast links above and at bottom of page)

Photos from Wednesday 29th October: a glorious day on Haystacks

For a graphical display of the last 24 hours from our Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station click here .

(Please note that celestial times on the graphical display are GMT: add 1 hour for BST)

Output from the solar photovoltaic panels for today to 6 pm

Solar Radiation record from the Davis station for today to 6 pm

Minima and maxima for Saturday 25th April

(A display from our new Davis Vantage Pro 2 weather station and Cumulus software)

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 5th December.

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.

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

Metcheck short and long term forecasts for Keswick and Portinscale

Design and Barry Colam

Sunday 26th April 2015