Maulds Meaburn Weather

    Weather Conditions at Maulds Meaburn, Nr Appleby, in the county of Westmorland


  17/10/18   1:51

(updated every 5 minutes 24 hours a day)

Station located at (approx)    54° 32' 18.25" N      -2° 34' 55.80" W        Elev.    602 Ft asl

A 'Standard' Climatological Observation site - using Met' Office supplied equipment supported with a Davis Vantage Pro2 - and reporting to the Met' Office via W.O.W.

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Current Conditions -
Temperature  10.3 C Dew Point  9.7 C Humidity  96  %
Wind  SSW  (208) at   6.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 6.0 mph
Barometer 1013.6 mb Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 9.1 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.0 mm Storm Rain 1 3.4 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
11.3 C ( 0:04)
10.3 C ( 1:46)
14.0 mph ( 0:14)
1013.6 mb
1012.9 mb
11.1 C
9.4 C
97 %
96 %
11.7 C
8.3 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
22.2 C
-0.8 C
48.0 mph
1028.1 mb
993.4 mb
17.2 C
-1.7 C
100 %
64 %
22.2 C
-0.6 C
123.4 mm
66.6 mm/hr
This Year
29.4 C
63.0 mph
1038.9 mb
971.7 mb
20.0 C
-8.9 C
30.0 C
-11.7 C
844.2 mm
169.4 mm/hr

  1 - As used here, a "storm" begins when 5mm of rain has fallen in a 24-hour period, and continues until 24 hours pass without 5mm of rain.

  During snowfall events AWS rainfall readings will be effected by the timing of when the snow melts.

0900 - 0900 GMT Daily Standard Observations

Min' Temp
Max' Temp
Dry Bulb
Wet Bulb
Soil @ 1 ft
Soil @ 1 Meter
Grass Temp
16th Oct
0.7 mm
120.2 mm
Very Poor (4)


   Yesterday (15th)   - started with ian air frost and apart from a some cloud either side of lunch, it was a decent enough day with plenty of sun.

           Today (16th)   - different again today! Overcast, dull and with a steady and heavy drizzle.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      9.79°c                    11th-20th     10.82°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     10.15°c                Average for October is:    9.78°c


Monthly Weather Summary

SEPTEMBER  -   wetter and colder than average. One particularly wet day and also the first frosts of the season - a relatively poor month. Very unsettled 18-20th with several named storms, the first bringing wind speeds up to 63 mph, the second 50mm of rainfall. Only one day attained 20°c.

The third wettest of twelve recorded - MSLP was +4.1 Mb above average, rainfall 150% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' was 0.88°c below average (2009-17).

Rainfall totalled 125.7 mm   (CR school 134.8 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 7.71°c  -  Mean Max' 15.65°c  -  with a highest maximum of 20.0°c (2nd) and a lowest minimum of -0.6°c (24th).

A gale was recorded on the 19th, one day attained 20°c, there was one air frost and five ground frosts and with 50.8 mm the 20th was the wettest day.


Summary   - is now fully updated with September's weather report.


A summary and detail of the weather for 2017 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2017   and other summaries/articles are also available such as this: But it's meant to be Summer (Summer 2017)  


Local Historical Weather

Morland - rainfall in October 1918 was 126.7 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 103.0 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for October is 161.9 mm - the driest being 38.1 mm (2003) and the wettest 436.4 mm (1967)

Appleby - average rainfall for October for the period 1856-2017 is 90.4 mm - the driest decade was the 1970's (65.0 mm), the wettest, 1930's (114.1 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - October tends to be a wet month and when it chooses to be wet, it really is! The one thing that it has lacked over the last nine years is frost, air frosts being very uncommon, not even in 2012 which is the coldest of the nine recorded here - we've even had 20°c on two occasions!  -   The mean temperature has varied from 7.50°c (2012) to 11.0°c (2013).

Averages 114.4 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 1.6 days    -    Ground Frost on 6.4 days    -    20°c on 0.2 days    -    fog on 0.3 days    -    an inch of rain on 0.5 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent the following entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the October of 1879:-

  'Dry, but for the most part cloudy, dark and cold; some hard frosts at night.'

          He made the following comments about particular days of the month:  

19th   'A great storm.'     but on the 18th at Bassenthwaite there had been a :   'Shock of earthquake felt at 5 a.m.'


'HISTORICAL EVENTS' (above) is a start in recording historical weather in our immediate locality  -  now includes the flood report: Summary and Analysis

The 'Historical Events' page now has a section on the history of flooding in Appleby - and now includes a full summary and analysis as that which was featured in the Cumberland and Westmorland Herald.


Weather Lore

"Always will there be twenty-nine fine days in October."

"Dew on the grass, rain won't come to pass."

"Often bad weather, the end of St.Luke's little summer (28th)."


Sunrise:  7:43        Sunset: 18:08

Moon Phase: First Quarter




Great Asby, Nr Appleby       Local site, making for interesting comparisons with Maulds Meaburn.

  Brampton Weather NE Cumbria  An authoritative site that includes the Cumbrian Weather report.     

  Huncoat Weather              Includes an excellent study on the history of British rainfall.      

  Cumbrian Weather Forum       For all the latest discussion on the Cumbrian Weather.               

  Visit Cumbria                Take a look at Maulds Meaburn and the surrounding area.            

  A summary of this stations data is sent to the Climatological Observers Link and to the Cumbria Weather Report and forms part of their monthly reports.  


Forecast:  Increasing clouds with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 24 hours


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