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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  18/02/20   21:56

(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  3.1 C Dew Point  0.9 C Humidity  86  %
Wind  WSW  (246) at   15.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 14.0 mph
Barometer 1009.8 mb Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill -1.7 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 5.6 mm Storm Rain 1 85.6 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
6.2 C (14:32)
2.8 C (21:39)
39.0 mph ( 9:10)
1010.0 mb
1006.4 mb
5.0 C
0.0 C
97 %
78 %
6.1 C
-2.8 C
5.6 mm
6.2 mm/hr
This Month
9.8 C
-1.0 C
60.0 mph
1036.8 mb
968.8 mb
10.0 C
-3.3 C
100 %
43 %
10.6 C
-5.0 C
206.6 mm
105.6 mm/hr
This Year
10.6 C
60.0 mph
1047.2 mb
968.8 mb
10.0 C
-4.4 C
11.1 C
-5.0 C
348.4 mm
105.6 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
18th Feb
2.3 mm
204.7 mm
Moderate (6)

   Yesterday (17th)   - howers and very windy overnight. Cloudy at first and then briefly a little sun mid morning. Rest of the day cloudy with showers in the evening.

           Today (18th)   - showers overnight with rain from 0830z. Rain did ease, but now at 1145z is back.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      5.06°c                    11th-20th     4.29°c                   21st-29th     -.--°c                           Current Mean     4.73°c                Average for February is:    3.67°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JANUARY  -   terribly mild and slightly wetter than average - an unsettled month. Whilst only one day attained 10°c January managed to finish the warmest of the twelve now recorded here. Wet and windy during the 7-13th and wet again from the 25th, in between which pressure rose suddenly and quickly to a new high on the 19th. The 18-24th was the one dry period of the month, which started frosty but soon became quite dull. Frosts virtually absent and overall a poor month - the eight consecutive month to have attained 100 mm of rain.

Warmest yet recorded and the wettest since 2016 - MSLP was +2.5 Mb above average, rainfall 101.4% of the average for 2008-18 and the temp' was 1.81°c above average (2009-18).

Rainfall totalled 142.5 mm   (CR school 168.4 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 2.57°c  -  Mean Max' 7.45°c  -  with a highest maximum of 10.7°c (7th) and a lowest minimum of -3.8°c (19th).

There were: four air frosts and sixteen ground frosts, snow fell on two days and hail on one day, with fog on one. With 20.5 mm the 11th was the (year's) wettest day and gust of wind attaining 50mph or more were recorded on three days.

  Summary   - will be updated with January's weather report shortly.

  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 February 1920 was 72.1 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 75.8 mm

Orton - between 1967-2019 the average rainfall for February is 138.9 mm - the driest being 9.9 mm (1986) and the wettest 490.8 mm (1997)

Appleby - average rainfall for February for the period 1856-2019 is 66.4 mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (49.7 mm), the wettest, 1990's (99.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - February - in my records we're yet to have one of the really cold and dry February's for which the month is (was?) famed, 2010 and 2013 being the closest. We are less likely to see 100mm+ of rain in the month, but it still tends to be fairly wet.   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 1.325°c (2010) to 5.78°c (2019).

Averages 88.6 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 10.6 days    -    Ground Frost on 18.5 days    -    Snowfall on 5.7 days    -    Snow Lying on 2.5 days    -    an inch of rain and fog on 0.4 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) made the following comment in the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the February of 1881:-

  'A very stormy month with much snow and frost.'

          he made the following comments about particular days in the month:  

7th    'Great storm of wind and snow' and on the same day at Elterwater:  7th   'Extremely stormy, with nearly a foot of snow during the day and rain afterwards; total 2.15 in'.


'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 - February

"The snowdrop, in purest white array, first rears her head on Candlemas Day."

"12-14th 'Borrowed Days' If these days be stormy, the year will be favoured with good weather, but if fine, the year will be foul."

"When down the chimney falls the soot, mud will soon be underfoot."


Sunrise:  7:24        Sunset: 17:23

Moon Phase: Waning Crescent



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 clear and cooler.


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