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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  20/04/21   8:11

(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  4.0 C Dew Point  2.8 C Humidity  92  %
Wind  NW  (304) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 0.0 mph
Barometer 1019.2 mb Pressure Trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 4.0 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
4.9 C ( 0:00)
1.5 C ( 6:34)
5.0 mph ( 0:18)
1019.5 mb
1018.5 mb
2.8 C
0.0 C
92 %
83 %
5.0 C
1.7 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
16.5 C
-5.7 C
41.0 mph
1036.7 mb
1008.3 mb
7.8 C
-7.2 C
100 %
42 %
15.6 C
-7.8 C
3.4 mm
6.2 mm/hr
This Year
19.1 C
54.0 mph
1041.7 mb
970.9 mb
13.3 C
-9.4 C
18.9 C
-11.7 C
465.8 mm
17.6 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 April
0.0 mm
3.1 mm
Very Good (8)

   Yesterday (17th)   - another fine sunny day.

           Today (18th)   - wot! No air frost? Milder overnight but still a ground frost. Cloudy start, but with a little brightness.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      3.71°c                    11th-20th     3.65°c                   21st-30th     -.--°c                           Current Mean     3.68°c                Average for April is:    7.94°c


Monthly Weather Summary

MARCH  -   wet and mild - a cool and dry start that then became progressively milder. Wet 9-12th and after a drier period mid month, became wet again, with a second very wet 48hr spell 27-28th. Warm last two days of the month. With the two very wet 48hr periods and no consistency about the weather it wasn't the best of months.

Wettest since 2019 and warmest since 2017 - second wettest (of 14) and 8 have been colder, 3 warmer and the same as one (of 13) - MSLP was +7.0 Mb above average, rainfall 190.7% of the average for 2008-20 and the temp' was 0.98°c above average (2009-20).

Rainfall totalled 161.1 mm    -  Mean Min' of 2.66°c  -  Mean Max' 9.97°c  -  with a highest maximum of 18.8°c (31st) and a lowest minimum of -4.1°c (6th).

There were the following 'Days of' - snow fell on 3 days - hail fell on 3 days - fog on 1 day - 6 air frosts and 13 ground frosts. With 32.4 mm the 10th was the month's wettest day (4 days exceeded an inch) and the highest gust of wind was 54 Mph (10th) - the mean wind speed was 8.03 mph.

  Summary   - is now fully updated with the weather report for March.

  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 April 1921 was 18.5 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 53.0 mm

Shap - average rainfall for April is 90.9 mm - and the average mean temperature is 6.55°c

Appleby - average rainfall for April for the period 1856-2020 is 47.6mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (36.3 mm), the wettest, 1960's (58.9 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - April - by far the driest month of the year and still the only one in my records that hasn't had at least one month with 100mm. A drought has been recorded in both of the last two Aprils! Overall in the last 13yrs April has been fairly benevolent to us. 2012 was the exception, being both colder and wetter than March that year.   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 6.06°c (2016) to 10.24°c (2011).

Averages 53.7 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 4.3 days    -    Ground Frost on 12.5 days    -    Thunder on 0.2 days    -    Snow Fall on 1.2 days    -    20°c on 0.9 days


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

  'The month began with cold winds from the east and north-east and frosty nights, which checked vegetation; land fresh and green, but in a wet state.'

          He made the following comments regarding particular days of the month (the 6-11th and 16th is from Elterwater):    

14th   'Rain, snow, sleet and hail and a heavy fall of snow on the mountains which remained for 3 or 4 days.'        6-11th 'Splendid weather; warm days and frosty nights'        16th 'Min' temperature of -3.9°c.'


'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 - April

"April wet, good wheat"

The first Sunday in April is called 'Daffodil Sunday'

"Rain before seven - clear before eleven"


Sunrise:  5:56        Sunset: 20:23

Moon Phase: First 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.     

  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. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours


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