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Weather Report from Portinscale, near Keswick, Cumbria


"LIVE" WEATHER from our Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station. (5 minute update)

Weather summary for the week Monday 20th to Sunday 26th August 2018

The week started in much the same was as the previous one finished: rather cloudy but mainly dry with temperatures in the high teens or low twenties - just - but it was all change after that: downhill with the temperature and uphill with the rain, the former from a maximum of 21.30C on Tuesday to 13.40C on Friday and minimum of 15.10C to 9.40C on Saturday, rain up from 3 mm on Wednesday to 16.2 mm on Friday, a figure only beaten by 3 days in January this year. The week's total was 32 mm, broadly in line with the previous weeks this month, rivers and streams now with a healthy flow, Derwentwater well filled and the grass growing strongly! (I did manage to get it cut, fairly long, this week!). Mean minimum+maximum temperature for the week was 14.40C, and it felt it! A full 30C lower than the previous week, and along with the rain, making for a distinct autumnal chill. Sunshine was generally in fairly short supply, the solar PVs managing 41.2 kWh, slightly higher than the previous week, the best day being Saturday with a very creditable 12.4 kWh but it was down with a bump on a very dull, cool and occasionally damp Sunday with just 1.2 kWh! We're hoping for slightly better weather on Bank Holiday Monday for the Keswick Agricultural Show which has been cancelled for several past years: heavy rain in the weeks leading up to it making the show ground and especially the car parking fields waterlogged. There is also hope of some rather better, even slightly warmer, weather for the end of next week. (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 7 days

Wind speed for the last 7 days

Wind direction for the last 7 days

Rainfall and rate for the last 7 days

Barometric pressure for the last 7 days

External humidity for the last 7 days

Solar radiation for the last 7 days

Solar PV output for the last 7 days

41.2 kWh

Means, minima and maxima for the last 7 days

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

Tuesday 28th Auguat 2018