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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  27/01/21   13:11

(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  8.0 C Dew Point  7.2 C Humidity  95  %
Wind  W  (267) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 0.0 mph
Barometer 1010.4 mb Pressure Trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 8.0 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.0 mm Storm Rain 1 2.6 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
8.0 C (12:57)
2.2 C ( 0:49)
18.0 mph ( 8:04)
1010.7 mb
1007.5 mb
7.2 C
1.7 C
98 %
94 %
8.3 C
-0.6 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
9.4 C
-8.9 C
36.0 mph
1031.3 mb
970.9 mb
8.9 C
-9.4 C
100 %
79 %
9.4 C
-9.4 C
94.4 mm
9.0 mm/hr
This Year
9.4 C
36.0 mph
1031.3 mb
970.9 mb
8.9 C
-9.4 C
9.4 C
-9.4 C
94.4 mm
9.0 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
27th Jan
2.2 mm
104.2 mm
Good (7)

   Yesterday (26th)   - drizzle a.m then some snow during the afternoon ahead of light rain.

           Today (27th)   - a little brightness although mainly cloudy.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      -0.36°c                    11th-20th     2.67°c                   21st-31st     1.26°c                           Current Mean     1.18°c                Average for January is:    3.35°c


Monthly Weather Summary

DECEMBER  -   overall a fairly average month. Slightly colder and wetter than average. A cool and wintry start to the month, gradually becoming mild, unsettled and wet through the central portion of the month. Cool again just before Christmas through to the month's end.

Wettest since 2015 and coldest since 2017 - fifth wettest (of 14) and fifth warmest (of 12) - MSLP was -11.4 Mb below average, rainfall 105.1% of the average for 2007-19 and the temp' was 0.52°c below average (2009-19).

Rainfall totalled 172.1 mm    -  Mean Min' of 1.02°c  -  Mean Max' 5.95°c  -  with a highest maximum of 12.3°c (18th) and a lowest minimum of -5.2°c (25th).

There were the following 'Days of' - snow fell on 7 days and lay on the ground on one day. Fog on 2 days and hil on one. Eleven air frosts and 20 ground frosts. With 26.6 mm the 26th was the month's wettest day and the highest gust of wind was 57 Mph (26th) - the mean wind speed was 5.84 mph.

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

  A summary and detail of the weather for 2019 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2019   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 January 1921 was 142.0 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 102.4 mm

Orton - between 1967-2020 the average rainfall for January is 186.1 mm - the driest being 18.4 mm (1997) and the wettest 383.9 mm (1999)

Appleby - average rainfall for January for the period 1856-2020 is 93.2 mm - the driest decade was the 1950's (67.1 mm), the wettest, 1930's (117.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - January - we still have a good number of frosts during the month, 2014 and 2020 being the exceptions and although it isn't the wettest month of the year it has had the highest number to exceed 200mm!   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 0.35°c (2010) to 5.01°c (2020).

Averages 140.6 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 11.4 days    -    Ground Frost on 19.7 days    -    Gales on 0.7 days    -    Snow Fall on 6.4 days    -    Day of Laying snow 3.8


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent the following entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the January of 1882:-

  'rather wet at the beginning of the month; a few warm, damp, foggy days from 10-19th and fogs frequent towards the end. Very mild in general, snow on only one day; land looking fresh and green, spring flowers coming out and birds singing.'

          He made the one comment regarding particular days of the month (5-6th), the other being from Elterwater:    

5-6th   'Great gale.'    4-5th 'Windy and wet; 3.09" of rain in two days.'    6th 'Gale with hail and rain. Wind 70 mph at 11.50 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 - January

Feast of St. Hilary (13th), said to be the coldest day of the year

Old Saxon belief that the 2nd was one of the unluckiest days of the year - if born on this day expect to die and unpleasant death

"Clear moon, frost soon"


Sunrise:  8:07        Sunset: 16:39

Moon Phase: Full Moon



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.


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