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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  03/04/20   8:26

(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  4.2 C Dew Point  1.7 C Humidity  84  %
Wind  SW  (223) at   7.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 6.0 mph
Barometer 1014.7 mb Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 1.8 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.0 mm Storm Rain 1 0.0 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
4.6 C ( 0:00)
3.7 C ( 3:23)
17.0 mph ( 0:16)
1014.8 mb
1013.6 mb
1.7 C
0.6 C
84 %
77 %
4.4 C
0.6 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
9.8 C
3.7 C
37.0 mph
1029.4 mb
1010.2 mb
7.2 C
0.6 C
92 %
67 %
10.0 C
0.6 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Year
16.8 C
60.0 mph
1047.2 mb
967.0 mb
10.0 C
-4.4 C
16.1 C
-5.6 C
561.4 mm
105.6 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
2nd Apr
0.0 mm
94.9 mm
Very Good (8)

   Yesterday (1st)   - cloudy all day. Very light shwrs mid a.m.

           Today (2nd)   - mixed. Mainly cloudy, but with odd light shwr/drizzle and a few sunny intervals.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      6.37°c                    11th-20th     -.--°c                   21st-30th     -.--°c                           Current Mean     6.37°c                Average for April is:    7.84°c


Monthly Weather Summary

FEBRUARY  -   exceptionally wet and windy - very unsettled. Whilst only one day attained 10°c February was still a mild month with few frosts, but the headline was the rain. With three named storms bringing very wet weather, both the second and third wettest days in this sites history were recorded. It was an awful month, that with a mean wind speed of 14.1 Mph was also the the windest in its record, saw some flooding locally - now the ninth consecutive month to have attained 100 mm of rain.

Wettest February recorded and the second wettest of any month - MSLP was -11.8 Mb below average, rainfall 387.6% of the average for 2008-18 and the temp' was 0.93°c above average (2009-19). Windiest month recorded.

Rainfall totalled 343.4 mm   (CR school 428.6 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 1.94°c  -  Mean Max' 7.25°c  -  with a highest maximum of 10.1°c (9th) and a lowest minimum of -1.2°c (7th).

There were: three air frosts and sixteen ground frosts, snow fell on ten days and hail on six and there were two days of laying snow. With 89.6 mm the 8th was the month's wettest day and gusts of wind attaining 50mph or more were recorded on nine days with one 'gale day'.

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

  A summary and detail of the weather for 2019 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2019   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 1920 was 90.9 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 53.0 mm

Orton - between 1967-2019 the average rainfall for April is 80.2 mm - the driest being 3.0 mm (1974) and the wettest 170.9 mm (1970)

Appleby - average rainfall for April for the period 1856-2019 is 47.8 mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (36.3 mm), the wettest, 1960's (58.9 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - April - on average the driest month of the year and still the only month in my records that hasn't had a 100mm. Curiously I've still to record a 'day of laying snow' in April, but last year we did have the warmest Easter ever. Once inmy records April was colder than March!   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 6.06°c (2016) to 10.24°c (2011).

Averages 56.7 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 4.5 days    -    Ground Frost on 12.2 days    -    Snowfall on 1.3 days    -    Snow Lying on 0.0 days    -    20°c on 0.8 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) did not send any comments to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the April of 1881, the following is from Sedbergh:-

  'Mean temp 44.4°f - minimum of 29°f on 3rd and 4th. Frost on eight days.'

          he also did not make any comments about particular days in the month, the following is from Elterwater:  

4th    'Elterwater Tarn covered with fresh ice'


'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

"If early April is foggy, rain in June will make lanes boggy."

"Dew on the grass, rain won't come to pass."

"When you hear the cuckoo shout, it's time to plant the tatties out"


Sunrise:  6:37        Sunset: 19:51

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:  Increasing clouds with little temperature change.


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