Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  22/01/19   9:06

(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  -0.2 C Dew Point  -1.0 C Humidity  94  %
Wind  WSW  (245) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 0.0 mph
Barometer 1000.0 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill -0.2 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.8 mm Storm Rain 1 7.8 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
1.8 C ( 1:05)
-0.8 C ( 8:18)
20.0 mph ( 1:05)
1001.7 mb
999.5 mb
1.1 C
-1.7 C
95 %
92 %
1.7 C
-3.3 C
0.8 mm
0.4 mm/hr
This Month
10.7 C
-3.9 C
44.0 mph
1046.6 mb
998.0 mb
9.4 C
-5.6 C
100 %
74 %
11.1 C
-6.7 C
12.6 mm
3.4 mm/hr
This Year
10.7 C
44.0 mph
1046.6 mb
998.0 mb
9.4 C
-5.6 C
11.1 C
-6.7 C
12.6 mm
3.4 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
0.5 mm
5.2 mm
Good (7)


   Yesterday (20th)   - chilly, grey, murky, misty, damp and with some light rain tea-time.

           Today (21st)   - now at 3 p.m. after a hard frost overnight and a cloudy start, the murk developed and now it is a case of what will happen later? Will that be rain/sleet/snow and how much?

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      3.38°c                    11th-20th     4.32°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     3.64°c                Average for January is:    3.24°c


Monthly Weather Summary

DECEMBER  -   much drier and warmer than average - THE FIRST TIME IN THESE RECORDS THAT NOT ONE SNOW-FLAKE HAS BEEN OBSERVED IN DEC'! - like November, very uneventful, mild and often dull. Frosts were rare, double digit maximums not uncommon, especially at the month's end. Winter is severely delayed!

The sixth driest of twelve recorded - MSLP was +1.5 Mb above average, rainfall 57.5% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' was 1.58°c above average (2009-17).

Rainfall totalled 99.4 mm   (CR school 111.8 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 2.64°c  -  Mean Max' 8.08°c  -  with a highest maximum of 12.0°c (28th) and a lowest minimum of -3.5°c (4th).

Only six days saw an air frost (Oct' had more) and there were thirteen ground frosts. There was no snow and no sign of winter and with 19.0 mm the 15th was the wettest day.


Summary   - is now updated with December'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 January 1919 was 97.0 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 102.4 mm

Orton - between 1967-2018 the average rainfall for January is 187.3 mm - the driest being 18.4 mm (1997) and the wettest 383.9 mm (1999)

Appleby - average rainfall for January for the period 1856-2018 is 93.5 mm - the driest decade was the 1950's (67.1 mm), the wettest, 1930's (117.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - In my 11 yrs of records January can be relied upon to be wet. Only three have recorded less than 100mm and four (the most of any month) have finished with over 200 mm.  -   The mean temperature has varied from 0.35°c (2010) to 4.57°c (2014).

Averages 149.7 mm of rain    -    A mean temp of 3.24°c    -    Air Frost on 11.9 days    -    Ground Frost on 20.1 days    -    Snow Laying on 4.2 days    -    an inch of rain on 1.2 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent the following entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the January of 1880:-

  'A dark, cold month with much fog'

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

1st   'Great storm of wind.'


'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 - January

"If on the 12th January the sun shines, it foreshows much wind."

"As the days lenghtens, so the cold strengthens."

"Cold is the night when the stars shine bright."


Sunrise:  8:15        Sunset: 16:29

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:  Mostly cloudy and cooler. Precipitation possible within 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. Windy.


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