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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  25/05/20   18:06

(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  15.3 C Dew Point  7.1 C Humidity  58  %
Wind  SSW  (211) at   20.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 11.0 mph
Barometer 1032.4 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 13.3 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
17.1 C (14:31)
8.1 C ( 4:28)
26.0 mph (13:21)
1033.9 mb
1032.4 mb
11.7 C
7.2 C
96 %
58 %
16.7 C
6.7 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
23.8 C
-3.2 C
54.0 mph
1033.9 mb
991.4 mb
16.7 C
-5.0 C
98 %
39 %
24.4 C
-3.3 C
26.2 mm
57.8 mm/hr
This Year
23.8 C
60.0 mph
1047.2 mb
967.0 mb
16.7 C
-5.0 C
24.4 C
-5.6 C
605.0 mm
105.6 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
25th May
0.0 mm
25.5 mm
Excellent (9)

   Yesterday (24th)   - overcast for most of the day before the cloud broke in the eve'.

           Today (25th)   - broken high cloud, sunny.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      9.17°c                    11th-20th     9.41°c                   21st-31st     11.56°c                           Current Mean     9.70°c                Average for May is:    10.36°c


Monthly Weather Summary

APRIL  -   very dry, sunny and warm - a lovely month. The driest April recorded and the third driest of any month since this site commenced June 2007. The 6-25th failed to record any rain and came on top of the drought from mid March to 2nd April. The month was dominated by high pressure with only the last few days becoming less settled, which saw us experience plenty of sun and with it some warm days. Night-time minima held up but we did have an above average number of ground frosts. At times, with the high pressure sitting over Norway, we did experience a chilly easterly wind.

Driest recorded and warmest since 2014, being the third warmest of twelve - MSLP was +4.9 Mb above average, rainfall 30% of the average for 2008-19 and the temp' was 1.22°c above average (2009-19).

Rainfall totalled 17.0 mm   (CR school 16.5 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 3.71°c  -  Mean Max' 14.40°c  -  with a highest maximum of 21.1°c (10th) and a lowest minimum of -3.4°c (14th).

There were: two air frosts and fifteen ground frosts. With 6.1 mm the 5th was the month's wettest day and the highest gust of wind was 37 Mph. Swallows were first seen on the 26th.

  Summary   - is now updated with the weather report for March.

  A summary and detail of the weather for 2019 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2019   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 1920 was 154.9 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 62.9 mm

Orton - between 1967-2019 the average rainfall for May is 85.6 mm - the driest being 8.6 mm (1991) and the wettest 178.9 mm (1986)

Appleby - average rainfall for May for the period 1856-2019 is 56.1 mm - the driest decade was the 1910's (45.4 mm), the wettest, 1920's (78.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - May - when the garden finally becomes a riot of colour and the noise of a lawn mower is ever-present. The last four years have all been dry (the five before that wet!), but May can be poor for long periods and then suddenly spring into life - just expect this one to be wetter than April just gone.   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 9.13°c (2015) to 11.80°c (2018).

Averages 59.5 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 2.4 days    -    Ground Frost on 7.0 days    -    Snowfall on 0.2 days    -    Thunder on 0.3 days    -    20°c on 3.8 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) did not send any comments to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the May of 1881, the following is from Elterwater:-

  "Fresh snow on the mountains on the 4th, very hot towards the the end of the month. Max temp' 77°f on 29th; min' 32°f on 11th."

          he did however make the following comments about particular days in the month:  

25th    "Thunder and lightning at 4 a.m."    28th   "Thunder."


'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 - May

"Never buy a broom in May or wash blankets."

"Being born in May produces a sickly child."

"A swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay."


Sunrise:  4:49        Sunset: 21:26

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:  Mostly clear and warmer.


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