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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  23/01/20   3:41

(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  7.0 C Dew Point  6.7 C Humidity  98  %
Wind  S  (183) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 0.0 mph
Barometer 1033.8 mb Pressure trend Falling Slowly Wind Chill 7.0 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
7.3 C ( 0:00)
7.0 C ( 3:33)
5.0 mph ( 1:07)
1035.6 mb
1033.6 mb
7.2 C
6.7 C
98 %
98 %
7.2 C
6.7 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
10.6 C
-3.4 C
52.0 mph
1047.2 mb
979.3 mb
10.0 C
-4.4 C
100 %
75 %
11.1 C
-5.0 C
108.0 mm
21.6 mm/hr
This Year
10.6 C
52.0 mph
1047.2 mb
979.3 mb
10.0 C
-4.4 C
11.1 C
-5.0 C
108.0 mm
21.6 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
22nd Jan
0.0 mm
107.5 mm
Thick Fog (1)

   Yesterday (21st)   - Cloudy and dull. Light drizzle in the eve'.

           Today (22nd)   - fog descended from 0800 hrs becoming thick over the next hour, hanging around awhile. Overcast thereafter.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      5.41°c                    11th-20th     4.18°c                   21st-31st     4.47°c                           Current Mean     4.77°c                Average for January is:    3.20°c


Monthly Weather Summary

DECEMBER  -   drier and warmer than average but the majority of the month was unsettled - inbetween a cold start and dry end to the month, it was unsettled with rain on every day 4-27th and whilst there was no frosts in this period the temps' were never that mild. From the 20th rain was light and then from the 28th the days were dry, but all apart from the 31st, the days were often murky with a cool feel. Despite being drier that average still attained well over 100 mm of rain - the seventh consecutive month to have done so.

Coldest since 2017 and wettest since 2015 - MSLP was -7.0 Mb below average, rainfall 75.1% of the average for 2007-18 and the temp' was 0.75°c above average (2009-18).

Rainfall totalled 125.4 mm   (CR school 149.6 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 2.15°c  -  Mean Max' 7.23°c  -  with a highest maximum of 11.1°c (5th, 7th, 19th) and a lowest minimum of -7.2°c (1st, 2nd).

There were: five air frosts and fifteen ground frosts, one 'Ice Day' (1st), snow and hail each fell on two days and with 33.8 mm the 10th was the (year's) wettest day.

  Summary   - is now updated with December's weather report.

  A summary and detail of the weather for 2018 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2018   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 1920 was 114.0 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 102.4 mm

Orton - between 1967-2018 the average rainfall for January is 184.8 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 93.6 mm - the driest decade was the 1950's (67.1 mm), the wettest, 1930's (117.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - January - whilst not the wettest month it is the one most likely to see 200mm+ of rain. It also tends to have one of the shorter ranges in mean temperature as well. Will this one be cold and dry or wet, grey and mild?   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 0.35°c (2010) to 4.57°c (2014).

Averages 140.5 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 12.1 days    -    Ground Frost on 20.1 days    -    Snowfall on 6.8 days    -    Snow Lying on 4.1 days    -    an inch of rain on 1.1 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) made the following comment in the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the January of 1881:-

  'The coldest month remembered, many small birds killed by the cold and in a few instances farmyard poultry.'

          he made the following comments about particular days in the month:  

31st    'Aurora Borealis at night' and at Reagill the headmaster noted:  13th   'six children absent through heavy fall of snow today'.


'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

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

"If the birds begin to sing in January, frosts are on the way."

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


Sunrise:  8:14        Sunset: 16:30

Moon Phase: New 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 and warmer. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours


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