Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  22/09/18   0:06

(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  8.3 C Dew Point  6.6 C Humidity  89  %
Wind  W  (262) at   13.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 11.0 mph
Barometer 1013.2 mb Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 5.1 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.0 mm Storm Rain 1 59.8 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
8.3 C ( 0:00)
8.3 C ( 0:00)
13.0 mph ( 0:00)
1013.4 mb
1013.2 mb
6.7 C
6.7 C
89 %
89 %
8.3 C
5.0 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
19.6 C
1.2 C
63.0 mph
1025.6 mb
987.5 mb
18.3 C
0.6 C
100 %
60 %
20.6 C
-1.1 C
127.0 mm
41.8 mm/hr
This Year
29.4 C
63.0 mph
1034.8 mb
971.7 mb
20.0 C
-8.9 C
30.0 C
-11.7 C
720.4 mm
169.4 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
21st Sept
50.8 mm
124.3 mm
Very Good (8)


   Yesterday (20th)   - a few sunny intervals in the morning but Bronagh arrived mid p.m. however, the rain did not really get going until the eve' when between 9-11 p.m. it became very heavy. 50.8 mm makes it the 8th wettest day in my records and bizarrely 2 of the top 8 have been in Sept'!

           Today (21st)   - wet overnight, turning showery around day-break. Showers and sunny intervals - fresh.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      12.73°c                    11th-20th     12.89°c                   21st-30th     -.--°c                           Current Mean     12.61°c                Average for September is:    12.56°c


Monthly Weather Summary

AUGUST  -   whilst drier than average and the temperature marginally above average, it was slightly disappointing - it just never got going. Rainfall, if not heavy, was frequent and in the second half especially it became quite flat and often cloudy. Whilst never that cold, it never built any warmth - it was a very quiet month.

The fourth driest of twelve recorded - MSLP was +0.9 Mb above average, rainfall 64% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' was 0.45°c above average (2009-17).

Rainfall totalled 70.1 mm   (CR school 69.5 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 11.03°c  -  Mean Max' 18.26°c  -  with a highest maximum of 21.9°c (13th) and a lowest minimum of 3.5°c (30th).

There wasn't even any thunder and nothing actually happened during the month - 8 days attained 20°c and with 15.8 mm the 15th was the wettest day.


Summary   - is now fully updated with August's weather report.


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 September 1918 was 227.8 mm (the wettest of any month in all the 43yrs) and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 70.7 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for September is 127.1 mm - the driest being 8.4 mm (2014) and the wettest 275.9 mm (1981)

Appleby - average rainfall for September for the period 1856-2017 is 76.6 mm - the driest decade was the 1900's (51.6 mm), the wettest, 1960's (95.0 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - September, one of the months of 'mists and mellow fruitfulness' yet in 12yrs I've not recorded one day of fog! Rainfall in the last 11yrs tends to be either not very much or a lot!  -   The mean temperature has varied from 11.41°c (2015) to 14.08°c (2016).

Averages 83.4 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 0.1 days    -    Ground Frost on 0.9 days    -    20°c on 4.0 days    -    25°c on 0.1 days    -    an inch of rain on 0.2 days


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

  'The land is in a miserably cold and wet condition. Harvest began about the 20th; crops in general very heavy, but corn not very ripe.'

          He made the following comments about particular days of the month:  

8th   'Storm of wind with thunder.'   and    24th    'Lightning at night.'


'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

"St. Michael's rain does not stay long in the sky."

"The first and last frosts are the worst."

"Eat a goose on Michaelmas day, want not for money all the year."


Sunrise:  6:56        Sunset: 19:09

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:  Clearing and cooler. Precipitation ending within 6 hours


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