Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  20/02/18   13:51

(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  8.9 C Dew Point  4.9 C Humidity  76  %
Wind  NNW  (339) at   9.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 13.0 mph
Barometer 1023.0 mb Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 5.3 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 1.4 mm Storm Rain 1 13.6 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
8.9 C (13:39)
4.4 C ( 8:43)
32.0 mph ( 1:06)
1023.2 mb
1016.5 mb
7.2 C
3.3 C
97 %
76 %
8.9 C
0.6 C
1.4 mm
3.8 mm/hr
This Month
10.6 C
-7.7 C
41.0 mph
1032.0 mb
981.8 mb
10.6 C
-8.3 C
100 %
75 %
11.1 C
-9.4 C
79.4 mm
24.6 mm/hr
This Year
12.3 C
63.0 mph
1032.0 mb
971.7 mb
11.1 C
-8.3 C
12.2 C
-9.4 C
212.6 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
20th Feb
1.3 mm
74.4 mm
Excellent (9)


   Yesterday (19th)   - grey, dank and damp at first, brightening slightly, before clouding back over. Drizzle later in the evening. Very mild.

           Today (20th)   - much fresher, but also brighter.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      1.26°c                    11th-20th     3.32°c                   21st-28th     -.--°c                           Current Mean     2.26°c                Average for February is:    3.63°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JANUARY  -   a quiet and average month - changeable and mild to start, followed by a more settled and cooler spell before the second half of the month saw a return to changeable conditions. Wintry during the 16th-21st with snow on the ground for five days.

Of the eleven January's recorded, 4 have been drier and 6 have been wetter. MSLP was -7.7 Mb below average, rainfall 88.4% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' 0.4°c above the long term average.

Rainfall totalled 133.7 mm   (CR school 153.4 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 1.47°c  -  Mean Max' 6.11°c  -  with a highest maximum of 12.4°c (28th) and a lowest minimum of -3.8°c (7th).

There was one day of fog (11th), six days when snow fell and five days (17th-21st) with snow on the ground. With 27.2 mm the 23rd was the wettest day.

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

A summary and detail of the weather for 2017 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2017    and other summaries and articles are also available such as this about The Oldest Inhabitant   


Local Historical Weather

Morland - rainfall in February 1918 was 90.9 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 75.8 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for February is 139.3 mm - the driest being 9.9 mm (1986) and the wettest 490.8 mm (1997)

Appleby - average rainfall for February for the period 1856-2017 is 66.4 mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (49.7 mm), the wettest, 1990's (99.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - February has a reputation for being very cold and dry on occasion, but not during my records! 2009 started that way with snow on the ground for the 1st-11th, but then it turned mild  -   The mean temperature has varied from 1.32°c (2010) to 5.17°c (2017).

Averages 88.3 mm of rain    -    Snowfall on 5.2 days    -    Snow Laying on 2.3 days    -    Air Frosts on 10.4 days    -    Gales on 0.8 day    -    Ground Frost on 18.1 days


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

  'Very dreary and cold with much frost and snow.'

          He made no comments regarding particular days in the month and the best that I can find is from Measand:  

'Beginning of the month rainy, middle snowy, latter parrt mild with some rain.


'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

"The snowdrop, in purest white array, first rears her head on Candlemas day."

"If the sun goes pale to bed - twill rain tomorrow it is said."

"If the weather is fine and frosty at the close of January and beginning of February, there is more winter ahead than behind."


Sunrise:  7:21        Sunset: 17:28

Moon Phase: Waxing 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.     

  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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