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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  08/05/21   2:16

(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  0.4 C Dew Point  -1.2 C Humidity  89  %
Wind  WNW  (290) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 0.0 mph
Barometer 1011.2 mb Pressure Trend Falling Rapidly Wind Chill 0.4 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.0 mm Storm Rain 1 4.2 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
1.4 C ( 0:00)
0.4 C ( 1:46)
3.0 mph ( 0:11)
1013.2 mb
1011.1 mb
-1.1 C
-1.7 C
89 %
83 %
1.7 C
0.6 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
10.8 C
-3.2 C
34.0 mph
1020.0 mb
985.7 mb
7.2 C
-4.4 C
100 %
55 %
10.6 C
-3.3 C
41.0 mm
12.8 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
514.8 mm
37.8 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
7th May
3.2 mm
39.8 mm
Very Good (8)

   Yesterday (6th)   - sun early giving way to drizzle. Overcast then shwrs p.m. with a little hail.

           Today (7th)   - a mixed day. Mainly cloudy with some showers, inc' a beefy hail shower this afternoon.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      3.68°c                    11th-20th     -.--°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     3.68°c                Average for May is:    10.38°c


Monthly Weather Summary

APRIL  -   very cold, dry, sunny and settled - high pressure was ever present during the month, either to the west and drawing down cold Arctic winds to the NE or over the UK and with clear and calm conditions frost was ever present and the final number (20) is a new record for Cumbria. With the Arctic airflow during the first half of the month some of those frosts were severe and the lowest April minimum at this site was recorded and the coldest day-time maximum and now the latest (6th) day in the year not to attain 5°c.

Driest and coldest yet recorded - MSLP was +11.1 Mb above average, rainfall 20.5% of the average for 2008-20 and the temp' was 2.778°c below average (2009-20).

Rainfall totalled 11.0 mm    -  Mean Min' of -0.88°c  -  Mean Max' 11.22°c  -  with a highest maximum of 17.7°c (23rd) and a lowest minimum of -6.2°c (12th).

There were the following 'Days of' - snow fell on 1 day - hail fell on 5 days - 20 air frosts and 25 ground frosts. With 5.5 mm the 27th was the month's wettest day and the highest gust of wind was 41 Mph (8th) - the mean wind speed was 4.27 mph.

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

  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 May 1921 was 51.8 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 62.9 mm

Shap - average rainfall for May is 97.6 mm - and the average mean temperature is 9.3°c

Appleby - average rainfall for May for the period 1856-2020 is 56.0mm - the driest decade was the 1910's (45.4 mm), the wettest, 1920's (78.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - May - the last five May's have all been quite ... dry! On average it is the second driest month of the year. Don't forget, it is still spring and whilst it can be warm, sometimes quite hot, it can also be chilly and it is the month with the widest diurnal range in temperatures (that range can be over 20°c in the same day).   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 9.13°c (2015) to 11.80°c (2018).

Averages 56.9 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 2.4 days    -    Ground Frost on 7.4 days    -    Thunder on 0.2 days    -    Snow Fall on 0.2 days    -    20°c on 4.1 days


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

  'For several days no rain fell, the land got very dry, the rivers remarkably low for the time of year and in some instances water was hard to procure. This coupled with hot sun during the day and hard frosts at night, was trying for farmers, but on the 23rd and following days considerable quantities of rain fell.'

          He made the following comments regarding particular days of the month (the 7th and 24th are from Elterwater):    

3rd   'Thunder, rain, hail, snow and sleet.'        7th 'Thunderstorms'         24th 'Thunder with very heavy rain, 2.29in.'


'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 - May

Being born in May was thought to produce a sickly child

"Those who bathe in May will soon be laid in Clay"

"Marry in May and you'll rue the day"


Sunrise:  5:18        Sunset: 20:57

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.  


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