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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 Thursday 17th August 2017

There may have been a bit of a shortage of summer weather this year but there can be no complaints about today, at least until about an hour ago: a blue sky with no more than a few light wisps of cloud around and glorious, warm sunshine. The temperature topped out at 20.90C in the early afternoon, and though broken cloud spread in an hour or so later, the sun broke through occasionally. With very good visibility and bright sunshine, the solar PVs have generated over 10 kWh of electricity despite the sky clouding over recently. It has become a few degrees cooler as a consequence and is currently (at 6 pm) around 16.50C. There has been some light rain in the last hour or so but that amounts to around 0.4 mm, but it was last night that significant rain arrived, just under 11 mm of it: that makes over 95 mm so far this month. The rain is forecast to continue overnight but to clear in the morning with frequent showers following, some of these heavy and with thunder. Cloud will shroud the fells at first but lift through the day with occasional glimpses of sunshine in the afternoon, but south-westerly winds will be fresh to strong (25 to 35 mph) over the high fells, rising to gale force in the evening. It will be cooler than of late. (Links to forecasting sites at bottom of the page)

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

Temperature and wind-chill for the last 24 hours to 6 pm

Wind speed for the last 24 hours to 6 pm

Rainfall for the last 24 hours to 6 pm

Rainfall rate for the last 24 hours to 6 pm

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 Wednesday 16th August 2017

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

Metcheck short and long term forecasts for Keswick and Portinscale

Design and Barry Colam

Thursday 17th August 2017