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   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  28/10/20   6:31

(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  6.9 C Dew Point  5.8 C Humidity  93  %
Wind  ---  (---) at   --- mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind --- mph
Barometer 992.0 mb Pressure Trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill --- C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 1.2 mm Storm Rain 1 51.0 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
8.0 C ( 1:36)
6.8 C ( 5:32)
0.0 mph (----)
992.0 mb
990.8 mb
6.7 C
5.6 C
93 %
89 %
8.3 C
--- C
1.2 mm
1.8 mm/hr
This Month
15.3 C
-0.5 C
48.0 mph
1030.4 mb
978.5 mb
13.3 C
-1.1 C
100 %
73 %
15.6 C
-0.6 C
130.0 mm
20.2 mm/hr
This Year
29.5 C
60.0 mph
1047.2 mb
967.0 mb
23.9 C
-5.0 C
33.3 C
-5.6 C
1221.2 mm
240.0 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
23rd Oct
3.5 mm
84.4 mm
Good (7)

   Yesterday (22nd)   - steady and heavy drizzle a.m. Light rain just after lunch then overcast before more rain at tea-time.

           Today (23rd)   - has been a grey and drizzly morning.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      8.93°c                    11th-20th     8.06°c                   21st-31st     10.26°c                           Current Mean     8.69°c                Average for October is:    9.54°c


Monthly Weather Summary

SEPTEMBER  -   in some ways a little mixed, having both my warmest and coldest Sept' day-time maximums and the most (6) ground frosts. Apart from the 14-17th, the month had no real warmth and there was certainly a chilly end with ground frost on most nights from the 24th. The 24th at just 9.1°c became the first Sept' day in my records that failed to attain 10°c. Wet during the 2nd - 8th and then dry from the 13th - 21st before a return to more unsettle conditions.

Driest and coldest since 2015 - fifth driest and second coldest - MSLP was +2.4 Mb above average, rainfall 78.1% of the average for 2007-19 and the temp' was 0.98°c below average (2009-19).

Rainfall totalled 70.0 mm    -  Mean Min' of 7.06°c  -  Mean Max' 15.89°c  -  with a highest maximum of 25.7°c (15th) and a lowest minimum of 0.9°c (28th).

There were no 'Days of' - with 14.9 mm the 22nd was the month's wettest day and the highest gust of wind was 45 Mph - the mean wind speed was 6.80 mph.

  Summary   - is now updated with the full weather report for September.

  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 October 1920 was 49.3 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 103.0 mm

Orton - between 1967-2019 the average rainfall for October is 160.8 mm - the driest being 38.1 mm (2003) and the wettest 436.4 mm (1967)

Appleby - average rainfall for October for the period 1856-2019 is 90.4 mm - the driest decade was the 1970's (65.0 mm), the wettest, 1930's (114.1 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - October - whilst not the wettest month of the year, it is the one most likely to see in excess of 100 mm. Whilst 2011 isn't the warmest Oct' it did start with a temperature of 24.7°c! Air frost isn't has common as you would expect and in both 2009 and 2013 none were recorded.   -   The mean temperature has ranged from 7.50°c (2012) to 11.00°c (2013).

Averages 114.9 mm of rain    -    20°c on 0.3 days    -    Air Frost on 2.5 days    -    Ground Frost on 7.3 days    -    Thunder on 0.3 days    -    Days of rain 19.2


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent the following entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the October of 1881:-

  'The early part of the month was favourable for securing the harvest and taking up potatoes. On 9+10+12th strong NW gales occured with rain and hail, the highest mountains being covered with snow on the 13th, on which day 1.48in of rain fell causing a great flood. Very rough wind on the 14th, a little snow and hard frosts at the end of the month.'

          He made the following comments regarding particular days in the month:    

9-10th   'Strong gale.'      14th 'The strongest gale for years.'


'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 - October

"Rain in October mean wind in December."

"Often bad weather, the end of St. Lukes little summer (28th)."

"When birds and badgers are fat in October, expect a cold winter."


Sunrise:  7:05        Sunset: 16:42

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.               

  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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