Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  17/08/17   23:56

(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  14.0 C Dew Point  12.6 C Humidity  91  %
Wind  SSW  (209) at   5.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 9.0 mph
Barometer 1004.2 hPa Pressure trend Falling Slowly Wind Chill 12.4 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 5.8 mm Storm Rain 1 9.2 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
19.5 C (13:46)
13.7 C ( 5:50)
29.0 mph (14:15)
1007.0 hPa
1004.2 hPa
15.0 C
12.2 C
98 %
71 %
20.0 C
11.1 C
5.8 mm
9.0 mm/hr
This Month
19.8 C
4.8 C
33.0 mph
1024.6 hPa
994.9 hPa
17.2 C
3.9 C
100 %
59 %
20.0 C
5.0 C
52.4 mm
37.6 mm/hr
This Year
26.9 C
51.0 mph
1036.9 hPa
974.7 hPa
22.2 C
-6.1 C
29.4 C
-7.8 C
638.6 mm
69.0 mm/hr

  Compare data with Brampton and Drumburgh Weather stations

  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
17th Aug
8.0 mm
47.8 mm
Excellent (9)


   Yesterday (16th)   - an Ok day with sunny intervals, but rain arrived in the evening.

           Today (17th)   - wet overnight, but a fine and sunny start and feels pleasantly warm.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      13.52°c                    11th-20th     13.63°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     13.56°c                Average for August is:    14.22°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JULY  -   another poor month that was wet and also colder than average - No warmth of any note, only the 16-18th providing any decent weather during a brief spell of high pressure. Otherwise low pressure was dominant, especially after the 18th when it became increasingly unsettled. The first half of the month, whilst seeing many days with rain, was not that wet, with low pressure systems separated by transitional days of weak high pressure.

Both sixth wettest and driest of the 11 recorded. MSLP was -3.0 Mb below average, rainfall 97.6% of the average for 2007-16 and the temp' 0.7°c below the long term average.

Rainfall totalled 103.4 mm   (CR school 112.3 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 10.28°c  -  Mean Max' 18.59°c  -  with a highest maximum of 25.6°c (18th) and a lowest minimum of 4.7°c (12th).

Thunder heard on 1 day - the 21st with 14.6 mm was the wettest day.

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

A summary and detail of the weather for 2016 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2016    and other summaries and articles are also available such as this about The Oldest Inhabitant   


Local Historical Weather

Morland - rainfall in August 1917 was 187.5 mm (the wettest recorded) and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 87.9 mm

Orton - between 1967-2016 the average rainfall for August is 114.8 mm - the driest being 15.3 mm (1995) and the wettest 266.9 mm (1985)

Appleby - average rainfall for August for the period 1856-2016 is 85.5 mm - the driest decade was the 1990's (50.5 mm), the wettest, 1920's (116.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - Over the last ten years August has been wet with seven of those ten seeing in excess of 100 mm, including five of the last six. The Mean temp' has varied little, from 13.27°c (2014) to 15.09°c (2013).

Averages 113.2 mm of rain    -    Rainfall on 19.6 days    -    20°c=> on 6.1 days    -    25°c=> on 0.1 days    -    Thunder on 0.9 days    -    Ground Frost on 0.1 days


  The following was submitted by Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the August of 1878 -

   'Considering the quantity of rain that has fallen, it has been fine harvest weather; thunder and lightning common at the end of the month.'

          He made no comments about individual days in the month, the best that I can offer is from ElterWater (Woodlands):  16th 'Thunder storm at 11.30 a.m.'


'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

"St. Bartholomew (24th) brings the cold dew."

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

"When grass is dry at morning light, look for rain before the night."


Sunrise:  5:52        Sunset: 20:37

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 cloudy with little temperature change. Precipitation possible within 6 to 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. Windy with possible wind shift to the W, NW, or N.


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