Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  25/04/19   5:01

(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  5.7 C Dew Point  4.8 C Humidity  94  %
Wind  S  (185) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 0.0 mph
Barometer 996.2 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 5.7 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.2 mm Storm Rain 1 2.6 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
8.7 C ( 0:18)
5.6 C ( 4:57)
13.0 mph ( 0:40)
996.2 mb
994.9 mb
7.8 C
5.0 C
95 %
94 %
8.9 C
5.6 C
0.2 mm
0.2 mm/hr
This Month
22.6 C
-3.8 C
36.0 mph
1032.8 mb
990.6 mb
13.3 C
-5.0 C
100 %
34 %
22.2 C
-5.0 C
23.8 mm
14.4 mm/hr
This Year
22.6 C
60.0 mph
1046.6 mb
974.9 mb
13.3 C
-9.4 C
22.2 C
-10.0 C
333.0 mm
52.8 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
24th Apr
0.0 mm
21.3 mm
Good (7)

   Yesterday (23rd)   - change in the weather - a cover of high cloud for most of the day and a dip in the temp' - the 19th successive day with no measurable rain.

           Today (24th)   - back to a coolish and stiff breeze - a lot of high cloud with limited brightness - will we have thunder?

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      6.20°c                    11th-20th     7.94°c                   21st-30th     12.01°c                           Current Mean     7.80°c                Average for April is:    7.81°c


Monthly Weather Summary

MARCH  -   the wettest yet recorded (locally the 2nd wettest to 1903), windy and warmer than average - The first half of the month was unsettled and slightly cooler than average and had 98% of the month's total rainfall and included two named storms. Second half of the month was very dry and became increasingly warmer.

The wettest of twelve recorded - MSLP was -0.4 Mb below average, rainfall 233.6% of the average for 2008-18 and the temp' was 1.07°c above average (2009-18).

Rainfall totalled 175.7 mm   (CR school 210.2 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 3.25°c  -  Mean Max' 9.37°c  -  with a highest maximum of 14.5°c (21st) and a lowest minimum of -2.7°c (8th).

There was 3 air frosts and 12 ground frosts. Snow fell on 4 days, hail fell on 4 days and one day recorded a gale - with 32.2 mm the 11th was the wettest day.


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


A summary and detail of the weather for 2018 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2018   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 April 1919 was 46.0 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 53.0 mm

Orton - between 1967-2018 the average rainfall for April is 80.7 mm - the driest being 3.0 mm (1974) and the wettest 170.9 mm (1970)

Appleby - average rainfall for April for the period 1856-2018 is 47.8 mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (36.3 mm), the wettest, 1960's (58.9 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - Over the last decade April has been fairly benevolent, the only month not to have reached 100mm of rain - April is the driest month of the Year. And whilst only 2012-13 and 2016 were cool, the other 7 have been warmer than average. Curiously though 20°c has only been attained in 3 of those 10 years!  -   The mean temperature has ranged from 6.06°c (2016) to 10.24°c (2011).

Averages 57.3 mm of rain    -    Snow falling on 1.4 days    -    Air Frost on 4.4 days    -    Ground Frost on 11.9 days    -    Thunder on 0.2 days    -    an inch of rain on 0.2 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent the following to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the April of 1880:-

  'A cold, wet, windy month.'

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

21st   'A dreadful storm of wind and rain.'   yet at Easdale (Grasmere) the month is described as 'Fine, dry weather.'


'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 - March

"Cold April gives bread and wine."

"A rainy Easter betokens a good harvest."

"March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers."


Sunrise:  5:46        Sunset: 20:32

Moon Phase: Last 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:  Mostly cloudy and cooler. Precipitation possible within 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. Windy.


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