Weather in Keswick
After moving away from the Lakes for a short time that is when I realised that the other areas in the country did not rain quite as often and as much as it did in Keswick. This was an incentive to actually look at the differences in the weather variations between Keswick and the rest of the UK.
I only relocated to other Northern parts of the UK which is not that far away from Keswick. Here, I investigated the difference in the weather patterns and how the weather conditions differed in terms of temperature levels and amount of rainfall.
Where is Keswick located?
For those who do not know the actual location of Keswick, it is situated at the Northern end of the Lake District; it sits in between two lakes - the more quiet lake Bassenthwaite and Derwent Water which is louder and busier. It is at the foot of a mountain i.e. England's 4th highest mountain - the Fell Skiddaw. It is a beautiful market town that has an ever green landscape.
Its name "The Lake District" gives away the true fact that the actual Weather in Keswick is most likely to be wetter than other parts of the UK i.e. in London.
Variation in the average temperature in every season is almost static, there is a tremendous increase in each month's temperature range especially over summer in the town, however the main difference can actually be seen after comparing rainfall levels in the two areas. While in absolute terms, we can see that Keswick experiences more rainfall than London on a monthly basis especially during winter, autumn and early spring
How is the atmosphere in Keswick?
The atmosphere in Keswick is mostly very dense and warm. This is because of the warm moist wind that flow across the ocean to the land. They bring a cooling effect on the land as they form a blanket like layer on the atmosphere that blocks direct sun rays from reaching the ground.
Why does it Rain More in Keswick?
As we have seen that it usually rains more in Keswick than in London, what are the major reasons behind this? Answering this question is quite simple, this is because Keswick is relatively closer to the sea than London. The Westerly winds that blow over the Atlantic ocean pick up moisture as they head to the land. Since the air is warm, they tend to be much lighter. They are forced to rise after hitting the mountains. The warm moist air will cool down after reaching the peak of the mountains since it is much cooler. We are aware that the higher you go, the cooler it tends to be. The warm air condenses to form heavy cloud which falls down as rainfall. This type of rainfall is known as orographic or relief rainfall.
As I conclude, due to the constant rainfall - it is generally colder in Keswick than in London. As Keswick is known for it marvellous adventures, don't shy away from visiting the area. Ensure to pack heavy clothes while visiting the area and embrace the rain.
Keswick Weather Forecast for the next 7 days
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