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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  27/02/21   21:26

(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  5.8 C Dew Point  4.8 C Humidity  93  %
Wind  S  (186) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 0.0 mph
Barometer 1040.9 mb Pressure Trend Steady Wind Chill 5.8 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
9.9 C (13:30)
4.4 C ( 8:02)
17.0 mph (10:21)
1041.7 mb
1039.0 mb
7.2 C
3.9 C
100 %
83 %
10.0 C
2.2 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
10.9 C
-8.4 C
48.0 mph
1041.7 mb
989.4 mb
10.6 C
-9.4 C
100 %
61 %
11.1 C
-11.7 C
184.0 mm
17.6 mm/hr
This Year
10.9 C
48.0 mph
1041.7 mb
970.9 mb
10.6 C
-9.4 C
11.1 C
-11.7 C
305.4 mm
17.6 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
27th Feb
0.0 mm
185.1 mm
Very Good (8)

   Yesterday (26th)   - clear overnight, sunny a.m. Cloud built afternoon, but still some sunny intervals.

           Today (27th)   - mainly cloudy overnight, but that has cleared early to give a fine, sunny start.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      1.04°c                    11th-20th     3.69°c                   21st-28th     6.64°c                           Current Mean     3.41°c                Average for February is:    3.74°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JANUARY  -   something of a rarity, cold and wintry - but not exceptional. However, in spite of being slightly drier than average it was also wet at times, especially around mid-month. The coldness was fairly sharp in the first half of the month with numerous frosts, some of which were quite severe and at mid-month the mean temperature was still below freezing. The six days of lying snow was double that for the whole of 2020, but then the overall accumulation for the month was just 7 cms.

Driest since 2019 and coldest since 2010 - eigth have been wetter and five drier (of 14) and it is the second coldest (of 12) - MSLP was -1.7 Mb below average, rainfall 92.2% of the average for 2007-20 and the temp' was 1.96°c below average (2009-20).

Rainfall totalled 129.7 mm    -  Mean Min' of -1.66°c  -  Mean Max' 4.44°c  -  with a highest maximum of 9.6°c (11th) and a lowest minimum of -9.2°c (9th).

There were the following 'Days of' - snow fell on 14 days and lay on the ground on six days. Fog on 4 days - 20 air frosts and 24 ground frosts. With 27.5 mm the 19th was the month's wettest day and the highest gust of wind was 36 Mph (3rd) - the mean wind speed was 5.16 mph.

  Summary   - is now updated with January's weather report.

  A summary and detail of the weather for 2020 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2020   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 February 1921 was 2.3 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 75.8 mm

Shap - average rainfall for February is 202.6 mm - and the average mean temperature is 3.32°c

Appleby - average rainfall for February for the period 1856-2020 is 67.5 mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (49.7 mm), the wettest, 1990's (99.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - February - last year is still fresh in the memory, record breaking rainfall and no mains water for 4-5 days left everyone a little smelly. In my 12 years of records we've not yet had one of those old fashioned very cold and dry Februaries. Whilst it isn't that wet a month, when it is, it is!   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 1.32°c (2010) to 5.78°c (2019).

Averages 108.2 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 10.0 days    -    Ground Frost on 18.3 days    -    Gales on 0.6 days    -    Snow Fall on 6.0 days    -    Day of Laying snow 2.5


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent the following entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the February of 1882:-

  'The month began with mild weather, heavy fogs in the mornings and bright, clear afternoons, but it was wet and stormy at the close.'

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

12+13th   'Storm of wind and rain; causing a great flood; 2.67in of rain fell in the two days.'    14th 'Strong gale all day'    25th 'very heavy rain (2.19 in) and floods.'


'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 - February

12-14th Feb' are 'Borrowed Days' - if they be stormy, the year will be good

Snowdrops - the symbol of hope when Adam and Eve were expelled from the garden of Eden

"When the cat lies in the sun if February, she will creep behind the stove in March"


Sunrise:  7:02        Sunset: 17:43

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:  Partly cloudy with little temperature change.


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