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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  13/12/19   2:36

(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  1.9 C Dew Point  1.5 C Humidity  97  %
Wind  NNE  (20) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 1.0 mph
Barometer 970.2 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 1.9 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.2 mm Storm Rain 1 47.2 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
2.3 C ( 0:00)
1.8 C ( 1:44)
10.0 mph ( 0:21)
970.3 mb
969.4 mb
2.2 C
1.7 C
97 %
97 %
2.2 C
0.0 C
0.2 mm
0.2 mm/hr
This Month
11.1 C
-7.1 C
56.0 mph
1032.3 mb
969.4 mb
10.6 C
-7.8 C
100 %
76 %
11.7 C
-7.2 C
74.4 mm
13.6 mm/hr
This Year
31.9 C
60.0 mph
1046.6 mb
969.4 mb
23.9 C
-9.4 C
37.2 C
-10.0 C
1190.8 mm
960.0 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
12th Dec
5.0 mm
72.6 mm
Moderate (6)

   Yesterday (11th)   - showers a.m. (one with hail) into the first part of the afternoon. Thereafter the cloud slowly started to break, becoming cold for awhile in the eve'.

           Today (12th)   - overcast with light drizzle.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      4.48°c                    11th-20th     2.90°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     4.27°c                Average for December is:    3.94°c


Monthly Weather Summary

NOVEMBER  -   drier and much colder than average and generally unsettled - a mild start to the month was soon replaced by colder conditions with frosts common and low day-time temperatures. Rain was also frequent but not especially heavy. Particularly cold 18-20th when the lowest (-6.2°c) November temperature record for this site was equalled. Milder and much duller for a week before the final two days saw uninterupted suunny days, but with harsh frost by night. Depite being drier than average still managed to attain 100 mm of rain - the sixth consecutive month to have done so.

Coldest and driest since 2016 - MSLP was -8.6 Mb below average, rainfall 75.2% of the average for 2007-18 and the temp' was 1.39°c below average (2009-18).

Rainfall totalled 100.5 mm   (CR school 103.4 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 1.77°c  -  Mean Max' 7.26°c  -  with a highest maximum of 12.4°c (1st) and a lowest minimum of -6.2°c (19th).

There were: eleven air frosts and fifteen ground frosts, fog on one day (27th) and with 18.4 mm the 10th was the wettest day.

  Summary   - will be updated shortly with November's weather report.

  A summary and detail of the weather for 2018 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2018   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 December 1919 was 156.2 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 106.7 mm

Orton - between 1967-2018 the average rainfall for December is 194.5 mm - the driest being 33.6 mm (2010) and the wettest 704.0 mm (2015)

Appleby - average rainfall for December for the period 1856-2018 is 96.9 mm - the driest decade was the 1870's (77.0 mm), the wettest, 2010's (135.8 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - December - despite my relatively short records, we have had both the coldest and wettest of any month on record in that time. December can be beautiful or brutal and this year it has already started with an 'Ice Day'.   -   The mean temperature has ranged from -1.98°c (2010) to 7.39°c (2015).

Averages 166.9 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 10.5 days    -    Ground Frost on 17.2 days    -    Snowfall on 6.5 days    -    Snow Lying on 4.0 days    -    an inch of rain on 1.5 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) made the following comment in the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the December of 1880:-

  'During the early part of the month hard frost prevailed and all the rivers were covered in ice. The last five days were almost one continuous storm of wind and rain, filling the rivers and in some places causing floods.'

          he made the following comments about particular days in the month:  

12th    'Slight shock of earthquake about 5.25 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 - December

"A long frost before Christmas may bring an early spring."

"'Childermass' (28th) is the unluckiest day of the year."

"December Moons - Variously called: The Cold Moon, Long Nights Moon and Moon before Yule."


Sunrise:  8:24        Sunset: 15:45

Moon Phase: Full 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.  


Forecast:  Mostly cloudy and cooler. Precipitation possible within 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. Windy.


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