Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  28/05/18   10:16

(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  17.3 C Dew Point  15.6 C Humidity  90  %
Wind  ESE  (111) at   6.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 9.0 mph
Barometer 1022.1 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 16.3 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
17.3 C (10:09)
10.9 C ( 6:00)
20.0 mph ( 2:21)
1022.1 mb
1020.0 mb
15.6 C
10.0 C
98 %
89 %
17.8 C
9.4 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
23.7 C
-1.7 C
37.0 mph
1032.2 mb
991.7 mb
17.8 C
-3.3 C
100 %
50 %
24.4 C
-3.3 C
37.0 mm
7.8 mm/hr
This Year
23.7 C
63.0 mph
1034.8 mb
971.7 mb
17.8 C
-8.9 C
24.4 C
-11.7 C
398.8 mm
44.2 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
25th May
0.0 mm
31.5 mm
Excellent (9)


   Yesterday (25th)   - was that the end of the lovely weather? Cloudy with light rain from 3 p.m.

           Today (??th)   - away on holiday - no updates in this section until 4th June.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      10.25°c                    11th-20th     10.39°c                   21st-31st     11.98°c                           Current Mean     10.62°c                Average for May is:    10.31°c


Monthly Weather Summary

APRIL  -   a mixed and changeable month that was warmer and slightly wetter than average - the mean minimum was well above average, but day-time maximums were very close to normal. Cool and wet and the start of the month then cool and dry at the month's end. Warm during the 18th-21st with the 21st just hitting 20°c and then the breaking down with thunder and lightning. Often dull during the 6-17th.

Of the eleven April's recorded, 7 have been drier and 3 have been wetter and it is still the driest month of the year. MSLP was -5.5 Mb below average, rainfall 112.3% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' was 0.42°c above average.

Rainfall totalled 63.7 mm   (CR school 62.5 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 4.44°c  -  Mean Max' 11.94°c  -  with a highest maximum of 20.0°c (21st) and a lowest minimum of -2.2°c (5th).

There were two days with thunder (21st and 22nd), 3 days when snow fell (1st, 2nd + 4th) and 1 day with hail (29th). With 11.3 mm the 4th was the wettest day.


Summary   - is now updated with April'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 May 1918 was 53.1 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 62.9 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for May is 87.1 mm - the driest being 8.6 mm (1991) and the wettest 178.9 mm (1986)

Appleby - average rainfall for May for the period 1856-2017 is 56.4 mm - the driest decade was the 1910's (45.4 mm), the wettest, 1920's (78.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - May tends to be fairly reliable for being dry, with 4 of the 10 recorded having less than 40 mm, but it is fairly even money as to whether it will be warmer or colder than average and hasn't deviated that much from its average, 2017 being the largest departure from normal.  -   The mean temperature has varied from 9.13°c (2015) to 11.65°c (2017).

Averages 65.4 mm of rain    -    Snowfall on 0.2 days    -    Air Frosts on 2.2 days    -    20°c on 3.3 days    -    25°c on 0.6 days    -    Ground Frost on 6.5 days


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

  'Very dry with bitterly cold winds and frosts at night.'

          He made just the one comment regarding particular days in the month:  

9th 'Snow.'


'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

"Marry in May and you'll rue the day."

"The first and last frosts are the worst."

"Ne'er cast a clout till May be out."


Sunrise:  4:47        Sunset: 21:30

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:  Increasing clouds with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours


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