Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  30/08/16   10:06

(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  15.7 C Dew Point  15.0 C Humidity  96  %
Wind  SSW  (213) at   1.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 4.0 mph
Barometer 1023.2 hPa Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 15.7 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
15.7 C ( 9:53)
12.4 C ( 2:15)
15.0 mph ( 8:13)
1023.4 hPa
1022.0 hPa
15.0 C
11.1 C
97 %
90 %
16.1 C
11.7 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
23.9 C
6.4 C
48.0 mph
1027.6 hPa
992.4 hPa
18.9 C
5.0 C
100 %
57 %
25.0 C
6.1 C
131.8 mm
48.6 mm/hr
This Year
30.3 C
63.0 mph
1038.8 hPa
968.2 hPa
22.2 C
-6.1 C
33.3 C
-7.2 C
847.0 mm
822.8 mm/hr

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  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
Wet Bulb
Dry Bulb
Soil @ 1 ft
Soil @ 1 Meter
Grass Temp
29th Aug
0.0 mm
131.9 mm
Very Good (8)


   Yesterday (28th)   - had been very wet overnight with that rain clearing around 9 a.m. thereafter a cloudy day with limited brightness.

           Today (29th)   - a cooler night with a heavy dew and a little cloudy at first. However, the sun has soon come out and is now very pleasant.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      13.98°c                    11th-20th     14.93°c                   21st-31st     15.46°c                           Current Mean     14.75°c                Average for August is:    14.12°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JULY  -   marginally cooler than average and the 2nd driest of the ten July's now recorded. A fairly flat and quiet month which apart from one day, had no warmth about it and sunshine was lacking. Low pressure was generally in control and although rain was fairly frequent there was no particularly wet day. The 20th saw a morning of quite vivid thunder and lightning. MSLP was +0.1 Mb above average, rainfall 60.3% of the average for 2007-15 and the temp' 0.5°c below the long term average.

Rainfall totalled 66.5 mm   (CR school 68.3 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 10.78°c  -  Mean Max' 18.36°c  -  with a highest maximum of 29.5°c (19th) and a lowest minimum of 4.4°c (6th).

Thunder and a 'day of fog' on 1 day (20th).

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

A summary and detail of the weather for 2015 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2015    and other summaries are also available such as the winter of 2013-14 WINTER 2014   


Local Historical Weather

Morland - rainfall in August 1916 was 63.0 mm and between 1902-44 the average for August was 87.9 mm

Orton - between 1967-2015 the average rainfall for August is 113.3 mm - the driest being 15.3 mm (1995) and the wettest 266.9 mm (1985)

Appleby - average rainfall for August for the period 1856-2015 is 85.2 mm - the driest decade was the 1990's (50.5 mm), the wettest, 1920's (116.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - After 7 yrs of records the 17-18th, 24th and 28th-31st are the only days in August that have never attained 20°c. Since 2009 the mean temperature has ranged from 13.27°c (2014) to 15.09°c (2013) - the narrowest range of all the months.

Averages 111.0 mm of rain    -    20°c on 5.9 days    -    25°c on 0.1 days    -    thunder on 1.0 days    -    and ground frost on 0.2 days


  The following was submitted by Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the August of 1877

   'Cold, dark and wet, unfavourable for all kinds of farm work. At the end of the month a very great quantity of hay was still in the fields and scores of acres of grass were still uncut; corn was quite green and potatoes were going bad very fast; land in general very wet.'

His comments about individual days in the month included: 10th 'Dry and hot with thunder' and thunder was also heard on the 6th, 9th, 13th and 21st when it was 'loud at 9 a.m.'

'HISTORICAL EVENTS' (above) is a new page that is a start in recording historical weather in our immediate locality.  

The 'Historical Events' page now has a section on the history of flooding in Appleby - a work in progress.


Weather Lore

"St. Bartholomew brings the cold dew."

"If the first week of August be warm, the winter will be white and long."

"If the 24th be fair and clear, then hope for a prosperous autumn that year."


Sunrise:  6:15        Sunset: 20:06

Moon Phase: Waning 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:  Mostly clear and warmer.


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