Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  21/01/18   20:46

(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  3.6 C Dew Point  3.0 C Humidity  96  %
Wind  SW  (217) at   12.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 14.0 mph
Barometer 999.8 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill -1.1 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 6.8 mm Storm Rain 1 40.8 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
3.6 C (20:42)
-2.1 C ( 0:00)
29.0 mph (19:34)
1011.0 mb
999.1 mb
2.8 C
-2.8 C
97 %
95 %
3.3 C
-3.9 C
6.8 mm
6.0 mm/hr
This Month
7.6 C
-3.8 C
52.0 mph
1030.8 mb
971.7 mb
7.2 C
-4.4 C
100 %
76 %
7.8 C
-6.7 C
83.2 mm
9.8 mm/hr
This Year
7.6 C
52.0 mph
1030.8 mb
971.7 mb
7.2 C
-4.4 C
7.8 C
-6.7 C
83.2 mm
9.8 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 Jan
0.0 mm
75.3 mm
Good (7)


   Yesterday (20th)   - not too bad a day. Cloudy at first before brightening up. Sunny spells in the afternoon. Cold evening, turning misty.

           Today (21st)   - we hold onto the cover of snow (2 cms) (now 5 days of laying snow this year and 1 more than in the whole of 2017!) - cloudy to start and from 1000 hrs it has started to snow lightly.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      3.16°c                    11th-20th     2.98°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     2.91°c                Average for January is:    3.17°c


Monthly Weather Summary

DECEMBER  -   drier and marginally colder than average - one particular cold spell gave the coldest temperature since X'mas day 2010 and the first 'Ice Day' since March 2013 - milder and wetter at times, but also with a few cold spells and slightly wintry at the month's end, but overall the month was fairly average. Frosts were frequent and above average and along with the wintry end, it did feel more like a winters month. The Ice day on the 11th saw Maulds Meaburn being the 3rd coldest site in England that day.

Of the eleven December's recorded, 5 have been drier and 5 have been wetter. MSLP was -3.3 Mb below average, rainfall 59.0% of the average for 2007-16 and the temp' 0.1°c below the long term average.

Rainfall totalled 106.1 mm   (CR school 123.8 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 0.31°c  -  Mean Max' 6.34°c  -  with a highest maximum of 11.6°c (6th) and a lowest minimum of -9.5°c (11th).

There was two days of fog (2nd + 29th), one day with hail (7th) and eleven days when snow fell. With 31.7 mm the 6th was the wettest day.

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

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 January 1918 was 112.5 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 102.4 mm

Orton - between 1967-2016 the average rainfall for January is 189.0 mm - the driest being 18.4 mm (1997) and the wettest 383.9 mm (1999)

Appleby - average rainfall for January for the period 1856-2016 is 93.7 mm - the driest decade was the 1950's (67.1 mm), the wettest, 1930's (117.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - Of the ten January's recorded only 3 have had less than 100 mm of rain and 4 have had over 200 mm. The last 4 years have all been milder than average. The mean temperature has varied from 0.35°c (2010) to 4.57°c (2014).

Averages 151.3 mm of rain    -    Snowfall on 7 days    -    Snow Laying on 4.1 days    -    Air Frosts on 12.2 days    -    Gales on 1 day    -    Ground Frost on 20.4 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent no entries to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the January of 1879, so for this month only I have taken the entry for Measand Becks -

  'Very hard frost during the whole month and much snow in the latter half.'

          His comments regarding particular days in the month were:  

7th 'Gale of wind all day'.  20th 'Heavy fall of snow on Saturday last which has remained on the ground.'.


'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

"A rainbow afternoon, good weather coming soon."

"If on the twelfth of January the sun shine, it foreshows much wind."

"If you see grass in January, lock your grain in your granary."


Sunrise:  8:15        Sunset: 16:27

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.  


Forecast:  Increasing clouds with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. Windy.


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