Maulds Meaburn Weather

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

30/05/15   17:06

(updated every 5 minutes 24 hours a day)

Station located at (approx) 54° 32' 00" N     2° 34' 00" W   Elev. 602 Ft

Website commenced 1st April 2009        --        A 'Standard' Weather Observation site - supported with a Davis Vantage Pro2

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Current Conditions -
Temperature  10.8 C Dew Point  5.8 C Humidity  71  %
Wind  SW  (219) at   9.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 13.0 mph
Barometer 1012.0 hPa Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 7.6 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.0 mm Storm Rain 1 8.8 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
12.6 C (15:09)
4.3 C ( 5:18)
25.0 mph (15:25)
1012.5 hPa
1007.9 hPa
7.2 C
2.8 C
92 %
62 %
12.2 C
1.7 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
17.4 C
-1.6 C
49.0 mph
1026.5 hPa
982.5 hPa
15.0 C
-2.8 C
100 %
54 %
17.2 C
-3.3 C
100.2 mm
12.4 mm/hr
This Year
19.9 C
59.0 mph
1040.9 hPa
971.5 hPa
15.0 C
-7.8 C
19.4 C
-7.8 C
510.0 mm
17.0 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
23rd May
0.0 mm
93.5 mm
Poor (5)


   Yesterday (22nd)   - after a murky morning it brightened up in the afternoon, becoming quite warm, finishing on a sunny note -- THIS SECTION WILL NOT BE UPDATED UNTIL 31.5.15.

           Today (23rd)   - a decent sunny start to the day - CR school monthly rainfall = 105.2 mm.

            Mean Temp'       1st-10th      8.09°c              11th-20th      9.23°c              21st-31st      10.16°c                         Current Mean     8.83°c              Average for May is:      10.4°c


Monthly Weather Summary

APRIL   -   a fine sunny month that was both colder and drier than average and which became progressively cooler. Some notable warm days, but the mean minimum temp' was well suppressed with ground frost common. The first 20°c of the year was recorded during a dry spell that lasted 13th - 23rd. Cold end to the month with a few wintry showers. Daffodils bloomed on the 2nd - first swallow seen on the 17th - fireball (meteor shower observed on 26th. The coldest April since 2013 and the driest since 2011. Rainfall totalled 49.9 mm (CR school 53.4 mm) and MSLP was +6.8 Mb above average. Mean Min' of 2.38°c - Mean Max' 12.70°c with the highest maximum of 20.6°c (22nd) and a lowest minimum of -4.7°c (27th).

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

A summary and detail of the weather for 2014 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2014    and a summary of the winter 2013-14 is also available WINTER 2014   


Local Historical Weather

Morland - rainfall in May 1915 was 40.9 mm and average rainfall in May for the period 1902-1944 was 62.9 mm

Orton - between 1967-2014 the average rainfall for May was 86.6 mm - the driest being 8.6 mm (1991) and the wettest 178.9 mm (1986)

Appleby - average rainfall for May for the period 1857-2014 was 56.5 mm - and the average temperature during the period 1931-46 was 10.2°c

Maulds Meaburn - the 2nd May (with 5th March + 3rd June) was the driest day of the year at this site (from 2007), never having more than 0.2 mm - averages 2.5 air frosts and 6.2 ground frosts

The following was submitted by Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the May of 1876

   'Cold and dry, consequently a very unfavourable season; hard frosts at night and bitter east winds by day were very injurious to the early potatoe crops; gooseberries will be scarce; the hay-time will be late and it is feared that the crop will be light; pasture land has suffered greatly; towards the end the month a little rain fell, but more is wanted.'

His only comment about any individual day during the month was:     '5th May - distant thunder.'

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

SHAP - a new page containing all rainfall data back to 1867, all the daily and monthly observations submitted by Mr. Hoggarth to the British Rainfall guides during 1874-90, plus the Manchester Corporation and the Met'O data - is now complete - see 'historical events' above.


Weather Lore

"A wet May will find a byre full of hay."

"Mist in May, heat in June, makes harvest come right soon."

"Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May."   (Shakespeare)


Sunrise:  4:45        Sunset: 21:32

Moon Phase: Waxing Gibbous




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.               

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  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.  


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