Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  24/02/17   19:16

(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  4.5 C Dew Point  2.0 C Humidity  84  %
Wind  SSW  (203) at   7.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 7.0 mph
Barometer 1013.1 hPa Pressure trend Falling Slowly Wind Chill 1.8 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
7.2 C (13:39)
1.8 C ( 7:01)
24.0 mph ( 0:59)
1014.8 hPa
1005.2 hPa
3.3 C
0.0 C
93 %
71 %
7.2 C
-2.2 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
12.1 C
-1.9 C
46.0 mph
1031.3 hPa
974.7 hPa
11.1 C
-2.2 C
100 %
71 %
12.2 C
-5.6 C
46.2 mm
14.8 mm/hr
This Year
12.1 C
51.0 mph
1036.9 hPa
974.7 hPa
11.1 C
-6.1 C
12.2 C
-7.8 C
115.8 mm
14.8 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
24th Feb
5.1 mm
42.7 mm
Excellent (9)


   Yesterday (23rd)   - wet at times and windy, but not the snow/wind/rain that we were told to expect. Rain cleared away at tea-time.

           Today (24th)   - cool start with a slight ground frost. However, faily decent with plenty of sun.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      4.13°c                    11th-20th     6.04°c                   21st-28th     5.84°c                           Current Mean     5.20°c                Average for February is:    3.44°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JANUARY  -   like December before it, a fairly quiet month that lacked anything wintry - notably drier than average whilst slightly warmer - the coldest January since 2015 - the fourth warmest of the 9 now recorded. Only two wet days of any note and one of them was mainly overnight, yet despite the temperature being above average, there was still an average amount of frosts.

Second driest January (of 10) recorded at this site. Pressure was unseasonably high throughout the month and MSLP was +8.4 Mb above average, rainfall 38.3% of the average for 2008-16 and the temp' 0.35°c above the long term average.

Rainfall totalled 61.7 mm   (CR school 63.7 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 0.81°c  -  Mean Max' 6.51°c  -  with a highest maximum of 11.3°c (10th) and a lowest minimum of -5.2°c (27th).

Snow fell on just 3 days and the 31st with 17.4 mm was the wettest day.

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

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 February 1917 was 23.6 mm and between 1902-44 the average for February was 75.8 mm

Orton - between 1967-2016 the average rainfall for February is 138.9 mm - the driest being 9.9 mm (1986) and the wettest 490.8 mm (1997)

Appleby - average rainfall for February for the period 1856-2016 is 66.5 mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (49.7 mm), the wettest, 1990's (99.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - already five years since the morning of the freezing rain (9.2.12.) and three years since it recorded the lowest monthly air pressure in what was a very disturbed month.

Averages 89.4 mm of rain    -    Air Frosts on 11.1 days    -    Ground Frost on 18.7 days    -    Gales on 0.9 days    -    Snow Fall on 5.2 days    -    Snow Laying on 2.6 days


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

   'Throughout the month (with a few exceptions) the weather has been too mild.'          His only comment about an individual day in the month was:  20th 'Thunder with rain'


'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

"As the days lengthen, so the cold strengthens."

"If February gives much snow, a fine summer if doth foreshow."

"Evening red and morning grey, two sure signs of one fine day."


Sunrise:  7:09        Sunset: 17:37

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.  


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