Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  17/12/17   11:31

(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  4.0 C Dew Point  3.7 C Humidity  98  %
Wind  SSW  (210) at   25.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 19.0 mph
Barometer 1012.8 mb Pressure trend Falling Rapidly Wind Chill -1.3 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.8 mm Storm Rain 1 1.4 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
4.0 C (11:26)
-2.3 C ( 1:10)
36.0 mph (11:04)
1020.6 mb
1012.7 mb
3.9 C
-2.8 C
98 %
97 %
3.9 C
-3.3 C
0.8 mm
2.0 mm/hr
This Month
11.6 C
-9.4 C
46.0 mph
1032.3 mb
978.7 mb
11.1 C
-10.6 C
100 %
74 %
11.7 C
-11.7 C
63.4 mm
13.0 mm/hr
This Year
26.9 C
66.0 mph
1036.9 mb
974.7 mb
22.2 C
-10.6 C
29.4 C
-11.7 C
1086.8 mm
1440.0 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
16th Dec
0.7 mm
59.2 mm
Moderate (6)


   Yesterday (16th)   - clear and very cold overnight, but cloud built and we had a good snow showe around 0900 hrs. Thereafter murky, misty and grey and remaining very cold.

           Today (17th)   - and there was still a sharp frost overnight, but now at 0600 hrs it is overcast.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      3.41°c                    11th-20th     -0.69°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     1.95°c                Average for December is:    3.84°c


Monthly Weather Summary

NOVEMBER  -   colder and drier than average - benign upto the 19th, the month then becoming more eventful. Wet and mild during 20th-22nd with the 22nd being an exceptionally wet day, causing some localised flooding. Month ended cold with a slight wintry feel. Maulds Meaburn was the coldest site in NW England on the 30th.

Of the eleven November's recorded, 5 have been drier, 4 wetter and one was exactly the same. MSLP was +1.9 Mb above average, rainfall 80.4% of the average for 2007-16 and the temp' 0.9°c below the long term average.

Rainfall totalled 108.9 mm   (CR school 118.3 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 1.37°c  -  Mean Max' 8.68°c  -  with a highest maximum of 12.8°c (21st) and a lowest minimum of -5.1°c (30th).

There was one day of fog (22nd), one day with hail (23rd) and three day when snow fell. With 54.5 mm the 22nd was the wettest day.

Summary   - is now fully updated with a full weather report for December.

A summary and detail of the weather for 2016 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2016    and other summaries and articles are also available such as this about The Oldest Inhabitant   


Local Historical Weather

Morland - rainfall in December 1917 was 40.6 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 106.7 mm

Orton - between 1967-2016 the average rainfall for December is 196.6 mm - the driest being 33.6 mm (2010) and the wettest 704.0 mm (2015)

Appleby - average rainfall for December for the period 1856-2016 is 97.0 mm - the driest decade was the 1870's (77.0 mm), the wettest, 1910's (121.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - All that December tends to mean to people now is 'Desmond', the wettest of any month on record and the warmest ever Dec' - but just go back to 2010 and it was the coldest on record. The mean temperature has varied from -1.98°c (2010) to 7.39°c (2015).

Averages 179.7 mm of rain    -    Snowfall on 6.7 days    -    Snow Laying on 4.7 days    -    Air Frosts on 10.1 days    -    Gales on 1.5 days    -    Ground Frost on 17.3 days


  The following was submitted by Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the December of 1878 -

  'Very stormy, hard frost and thick snow; rain began to fall on the 28th and continued upto the end.'

          His comments regarding particular days in the month were:  

18th 'snowstorm'.  30th 'great storm all day'.


'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

"A long frost before Christmas may bring an early spring."

"Cold is the night when the stars shine bright."

"A clear star-filled sky on Christmas eve' will bring good crops in the summer."


Sunrise:  8:28        Sunset: 15:45

Moon Phase: New 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:  Mostly cloudy and cooler. Precipitation ending within 12 hours Possible wind shift to the W, NW, or N.


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