Maulds Meaburn Weather

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

28/04/15   15:21

(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  6.8 C Dew Point  3.6 C Humidity  80  %
Wind  SW  (234) at   11.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 14.0 mph
Barometer 1011.8 hPa Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 2.8 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 2.0 mm Storm Rain 1 3.0 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
8.2 C (13:00)
2.4 C ( 6:03)
37.0 mph (14:42)
1012.6 hPa
1005.5 hPa
3.9 C
0.6 C
92 %
66 %
7.8 C
-2.2 C
2.0 mm
0.8 mm/hr
This Month
19.9 C
-4.9 C
41.0 mph
1037.0 hPa
998.6 hPa
13.3 C
-6.7 C
100 %
43 %
19.4 C
-5.6 C
34.4 mm
8.2 mm/hr
This Year
19.9 C
59.0 mph
1040.9 hPa
971.5 hPa
13.3 C
-7.8 C
19.4 C
-7.8 C
390.8 mm
17.0 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
Wet Bulb
Dry Bulb
Soil @ 1 ft
Soil @ 1 Meter
Grass Temp
27th Apr
0.0 mm
29.4 mm
Excellent (9)


   Yesterday (27th)   - after a very hard frost overnight it was a perfect sunny start to the day. Cloud then bubbled and, especially in the afternoon with a showery evening.

           Today (28th)   - and we have had a few showers already, some of hail, but at 0800 hrs it is bright with some sunshine, but cold.

            Mean Temp'       1st-10th      8.31°c              11th-20th      7.25°c              21st-30th      7.58°c                         Current Mean     7.73°c              Average for April is:      7.4°c


Monthly Weather Summary

MARCH   -   generally a mixed month that was unsettled at both the start and end, with a dry, settled period from 14th - 23rd. March was both colder and wetter than average and whilst the number of frosts was average, the day-time maximum temperatures were slightly suppressed. Daffodils still not out and not a forward month at all, often feeling cool. Sunshine totals below average, two days of laying snow and a notable hail shower on the 24th and the month ended on a stormy note. The coldest March since 2013 and the wettest since 2008. Rainfall totalled 104.4 mm (CR school 121.6 mm) and MSLP was +4.1 Mb above average. Mean Min' of 1.48°c - Mean Max' 8.47°c with the highest maximum of 12.4°c (19th) and a lowest minimum of -2.6°c (25th).

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

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 April 1915 was 50.8 mm and average rainfall in April for the period 1902-1944 was 53.0 mm

Orton - between 1967-2014 the average rainfall for April was 81.3 mm - the driest being 3.0 mm (1974) and the wettest 170.9 mm (1970)

Appleby - average rainfall for April for the period 1857-2014 was 47.8 mm - and the average temperature during the period 1931-46 was 7.39°c

Maulds Meaburn - at this site, April is the only month of the year not to have had at least one occasion with 100 mm+ of rain - it averages 3.7 air frosts, 10.2 ground frosts and snow on 0.6 days.

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

   'At the beginning of the month a few mild days, with growing showers, put the ground in fine condition for the seed crop; grass land improved fast, lambs skipped about, birds sang from morn' till night and spring flowers were plentiful; all at once on the 9th, winter returned, snow fell on two days and bitterly cold winds continued to the end the month.'

'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

"Thunder in April, floods in May."

"When you hear the Cuckoo shout, it's time to plant the tatties out."

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."   (Shakespeare)


Sunrise:  5:39        Sunset: 20:38

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.  


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