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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  04/08/21   10:16

(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  15.3 C Dew Point  12.9 C Humidity  86  %
Wind  SE  (128) at   4.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 1.0 mph
Barometer 1012.9 mb Pressure Trend Steady Wind Chill 15.3 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.0 mm Storm Rain 1 0.0 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
15.3 C (10:14)
6.3 C ( 5:03)
7.0 mph ( 9:05)
1013.6 mb
1012.8 mb
13.3 C
5.6 C
97 %
86 %
15.6 C
6.1 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
19.4 C
4.2 C
22.0 mph
1015.3 mb
1009.3 mb
14.4 C
3.3 C
98 %
61 %
19.4 C
4.4 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Year
29.9 C
54.0 mph
1041.7 mb
970.9 mb
22.2 C
-9.4 C
32.8 C
-11.7 C
695.6 mm
67.0 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
3rd Aug
0.0 mm
0.0 mm
Excellent (9)

   Yesterday (2nd)   - a decent sunny day.

           Today (3rd)   - chilly overnight. Variable amounts of cloud with some sunny intervals.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      12.18°c                    11th-20th     -.--°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     12.18°c                Average for August is:    14.43°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JULY  -   calm, warm, sunny and relatively dry. Unsettled 3-5th and 9-12th but then became increasingly warmer. Hot for the 15th-23rd with seven consecutive days rising above 25°c. Breakdown in the weather from the 27th which itself was very wet.

Second warmest of any month yet recorded at site -- Fourth driest recorded - MSLP was -0.2 Mb below average, rainfall 68.3% of the average for 2007-20 and the temp' was 1.57°c above average (2009-20).

Rainfall totalled 69.2 mm    -  Mean Min' of 11.35°c  -  Mean Max' 21.76°c  -  with a highest maximum of 29.0°c (22nd) and a lowest minimum of 6.3°c (7th).

There were the following 'Days of' - two days with thunder. With 25.6 mm the 27th was the month's wettest day and the highest gust of wind was 28 Mph (5+28th) - the mean wind speed was 2.81 mph.

  Summary   - will be updated shortly with the weather report for July.

  A summary and detail of the weather for 2020 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2020   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 August 1921 was 127.5 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 87.9 mm

Shap - average rainfall for August is 112.6 mm - and the average mean temperature is 13.5°c with an average of 0.1 air frosts

Appleby - average rainfall for August for the period 1856-2020 is 86.0mm - the driest decade was the 1990's (50.5 mm), the wettest, 1920's (116.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - July - as i always say (along with August), the expectation and the reality rarely meet! July is a wet month and whilst it was always throw up a few hot days, it rarely gives a prolonged hot and sunny spell (2013 being a slight exception, but which from the 22nd went downhill and the first half of 2018 was good). And this July is looking like being unsettled well into the month, but with a few early signs of finishing well   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 13.77°c (2012) to 17.14°c (2013).

Averages 101.3 mm of rain    -    20°c on 10.4 days    -    25°c on 2.3 days    -    30°c on 0.1 days    -    Thunder on 1.0 days    -    Fog on 0.2 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) didn't send an entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the August of 1882, the following is from Elterwater:-

  'A cold August; max temp' 73°f on 9th; min 38°f on 31st.'

          He did though make the following comments regarding particular days of the month (27th is from Elterwater):    

2nd   'Strong N.W. gale all day'        13th 'Severe thunderstorm'         27th 'Fine lunar rainbow.'


'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.


Folk Lore - August

The Anglo Saxons called August the Weod month as this was when the weeds would grow

"If the first week of August be warm, the winter will be white and long"

"St Bartholomew (24th) brings the cold dew"


Sunrise:  5:27        Sunset: 21:05

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.     

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  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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