Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  18/03/18   20:46

(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

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Current Conditions -
Temperature  -0.9 C Dew Point  -3.9 C Humidity  80  %
Wind  E  (82) at   14.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 13.0 mph
Barometer 1018.4 mb Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill -6.5 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 1.6 mm Storm Rain 1 2.0 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
0.3 C (15:21)
-3.4 C ( 1:03)
35.0 mph (12:44)
1018.6 mb
1014.4 mb
-1.7 C
-5.0 C
99 %
78 %
0.6 C
-10.6 C
1.6 mm
8.4 mm/hr
This Month
12.1 C
-5.9 C
45.0 mph
1018.6 mb
982.0 mb
8.9 C
-7.2 C
100 %
69 %
12.2 C
-11.7 C
59.6 mm
10.6 mm/hr
This Year
12.3 C
63.0 mph
1034.8 mb
971.7 mb
11.1 C
-8.9 C
12.2 C
-11.7 C
278.6 mm
24.6 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 March
3.7 mm
53.0 mm
Poor (5)


   Yesterday (17th)   - bitter cold in a strong E'ly wind. Snow showers throughout the day which became increasingly heavier and prolonged.

           Today (18th)   - more snow overnight which has drifted in that still very cold and strong E'ly wind. Level depth of snow is hence awkward to measure, but 5 cms will do it, drifts much deeper. Trying to be both bright and to snow at the same time - very cold.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      1.61°c                    11th-20th     3.96°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     2.62°c                Average for March is:    5.44°c


Monthly Weather Summary

FEBRUARY  -   very cold, wintry at times and with average rainfall - a proper 'weather' month and a reminder of what winter can be and which will be remembered for the final few days when the 'Beast From The East' brought severe cold and heavy snow. The month was consistently cold throughout apart from one brief mild interlude 18-20th. Otherwise the 3rd-7th and then from the 21st saw very cold conditions, the latter of the two also seeing heavy snowfall and the village becoming only accessible to 4x4 vehicles. Snow lay 13.5 cms deep on the 28th and which would see a maximum temperature of just -1.3°c as the cold took hold.

Of the eleven February's recorded, 7 have been drier and 3 have been wetter. MSLP was +0.7 Mb above average, rainfall 101.5% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' was 1.7°c below average.

Rainfall totalled 89.6 mm   (CR school 92.3 mm)  -  Mean Min' of -1.16°c  -  Mean Max' 4.94°c  -  with a highest maximum of 11.0°c (19th) and a lowest minimum of -8.0°c (7th and 28th).

There was one 'Ice Day' (28th), 14 days when snow fell and 4 days (6-7th + 27-28th) with snow on the ground. With 17.8 mm the 14th was the wettest day.


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


A summary and detail of the weather for 2017 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2017   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 March 1918 was 35.1 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 67.1 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for March is 128.0 mm - the driest being 30.8 mm (1996) and the wettest 297.0 mm (1994)

Appleby - average rainfall for March for the period 1856-2017 is 60.2 mm - the driest decade was the 1950's (33.3 mm), the wettest, 1980's (80.4 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - March can be very cold like 2013, which was a proper winters month, but was sandwiched by two very mild years and then like 2009-14, fairly dry - but will the daff's bloom in March this year?  -   The mean temperature has varied from 1.65°c (2013) to 7.70°c (2012).

Averages 75.8 mm of rain    -    Snowfall on 3.9 days    -    Snow Laying on 1.0 days    -    Air Frosts on 9.7 days    -    20°c on 0.2 day    -    Ground Frost on 19.3 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) did not send an entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the March of 1879, the following is from Mardale:-

  'Very cold.'

          He made no comments regarding particular days in the month, the following is from Swarthfell:  

3rd  'Ullswater has been frozen over for 14 weeks the whole length from Pooley Bridge to Patterdale.


'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

"As it rains in March, so it rains in June."

"Rain long foretold, long last, short notice, soon will pass."

"When the wind is in the east, 'tis neither good for man nor beast."


Sunrise:  6:16        Sunset: 18:20

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.  


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