Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  26/04/18   19:41

(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  9.1 C Dew Point  4.7 C Humidity  74  %
Wind  SW  (233) at   8.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 9.0 mph
Barometer 1009.2 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 6.7 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 1.4 mm Storm Rain 1 1.2 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
10.8 C (14:02)
5.9 C ( 5:43)
34.0 mph (14:54)
1009.2 mb
1005.6 mb
7.2 C
3.9 C
90 %
72 %
10.6 C
2.2 C
1.4 mm
5.4 mm/hr
This Month
20.3 C
-1.7 C
42.0 mph
1023.2 mb
986.2 mb
15.0 C
-2.8 C
100 %
57 %
20.6 C
-4.4 C
65.4 mm
44.2 mm/hr
This Year
20.3 C
63.0 mph
1034.8 mb
971.7 mb
15.0 C
-8.9 C
20.6 C
-11.7 C
361.8 mm
44.2 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
26th Apr
0.1 mm
62.4 mm
Very Good (8)


   Yesterday (25th)   - mailnly cloudy, breezy and fresh.

           Today (26th)   - cloudy, breezy and still feeling fresh.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      6.58°c                    11th-20th     10.10°c                   21st-30th     9.21°c                           Current Mean     8.53°c                Average for April is:    7.77°c


Monthly Weather Summary

MARCH  -   very cold, wintry at times, with near average rainfall - started with the 'Beast From The East' which continued from Feb', peaking on the 1st with deep and heavy snow that drifted in a strong and bitter cold easterly wind and caused various impacts to travel, etc with villages cut-off. After the 3rd there was a gradual improvement until the 'mini beast' on the 17-19th. Mixed through to the months' end, becoming colder on the 31st. But the Ice days, deep snow and cold at the beginning of the month was an event to remember.

Of the eleven March's recorded, 4 have been drier and 6 have been wetter. MSLP was -11.3 Mb below average, rainfall 91.3% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' was 1.99°c below average.

Rainfall totalled 69.2 mm   (CR school 66.1 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 0.15°c  -  Mean Max' 6.75°c  -  with a highest maximum of 12.6°c (11th) and a lowest minimum of -6.5°c (1st).

There were two 'Ice Days' (1st and 2nd), 6 days when snow fell and 7 days (1st-5th + 18-19th) with snow on the ground. With 19.3 mm the 5th was the wettest day.


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


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 April 1918 was 25.9 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 53.0 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for April is 80.7 mm - the driest being 3.0 mm (1974) and the wettest 170.9 mm (1970)

Appleby - average rainfall for April for the period 1856-2017 is 47.8 mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (36.3 mm), the wettest, 1960's (58.9 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - April has been a fairly benign month of late, never wet and a mean temp' that has never really fallen that much below average. In 2011 April was the warmest and sunniest on record and then it 2012 it managed to be colder than March.  -   The mean temperature has varied from 6.06°c (2016) to 10.24°c (2011).

Averages 56.7 mm of rain    -    Snowfall on 1.2 days    -    Snow Laying on 0.0 days    -    Air Frosts on 4.6 days    -    20°c on 0.4 day    -    Ground Frost on 12.3 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent the following entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the April of 1879:-

  'Very cold and dark throughout. Bitter cold easterly and N.E.'ly winds and frosts at night.'

          He made just the one comment regarding particular days in the month:  

6th 'Thunder at 6 p.m.'


'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 wet - good wheat."

"Chimney smoke descends, our nice weather ends."

"Easter in snow, Christmas in mud - Christmas in snow, Easter in mud."


Sunrise:  5:41        Sunset: 20:34

Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous




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 cloudy and cooler. Windy.


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