Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  16/07/18   20:36

(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  13.4 C Dew Point  12.4 C Humidity  94  %
Wind  NNW  (340) at   2.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 2.0 mph
Barometer 1013.3 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 13.4 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 5.8 mm Storm Rain 1 5.6 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
17.3 C (15:07)
13.4 C (20:25)
17.0 mph ( 4:48)
1014.2 mb
1012.5 mb
16.1 C
12.2 C
96 %
89 %
17.8 C
13.3 C
5.8 mm
16.2 mm/hr
This Month
27.6 C
7.7 C
26.0 mph
1028.8 mb
1012.5 mb
18.9 C
6.7 C
96 %
44 %
27.8 C
7.8 C
6.4 mm
16.2 mm/hr
This Year
29.4 C
63.0 mph
1034.8 mb
971.7 mb
18.9 C
-8.9 C
30.0 C
-11.7 C
480.0 mm
169.4 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
16th July
0.1 mm
0.9 mm
Moderate (6)


   Yesterday (15th)   - warm and sunny, but with a pleasant breeze.

           Today (16th)   - a warm, slightly oppressive night saw cloud build and with the odd spot of rain. Drizzle during the morning, spell of rain from 1-2 p.m. then overcast.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      17.09°c                    11th-20th     16.31°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     16.81°c                Average for July is:    14.80°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JUNE  -   the warmest June (of 10) now recorded at this site - also much drier and sunnier than average. An eventful month with thunder common at the start of the month and one significant downpour during the evening of the 2nd. Hail fell during another thunderstorm on the 10th and then quite remarkably for June, there was a named storm 'Hector on the 14th. Whilst rainfall wasn't an issue, the wind was and a gale was recorded just before 8 a.m. and with winds gusting to 60 mph several tress were brought down. The month then settled and would end with a heatwave. The warmest June day was recorded and five successive days attained 25°c - it was baking hot, sunny and with barely a cloud in the sky - the mean minimum was bang on average whilst the mean maximum was well above and the first time in June to exceed 20°c.

Of the eleven June's now recorded, 6 have been drier and 5 have been wetter. MSLP was +4.6 Mb above average, rainfall 85.5% of the average for 2008-17 and the temp' was 1.5°c above average.

Rainfall totalled 70.7 mm   (CR school 92.3 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 8.73°c  -  Mean Max' 20.19°c  -  with a highest maximum of 29.2°c (28th) and a lowest minimum of 3.2°c (6th).

There was: four days with thunder, one day with hail (12th), one day with a gale and with 31.4 mm the 2nd was the wettest day.


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


A summary and detail of the weather for 2017 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2017   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 July 1918 was 106.2 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 76.3 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for July is 97.9 mm - the driest being 21.0 mm (1984) and the wettest 226.1 mm (1988)

Appleby - average rainfall for July for the period 1856-2017 is 74.9 mm - the driest decade was the 1990's (49.5 mm), the wettest, 1880's (104.6 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - July is actually quite a wet month and notching up 100 mm of rain is more the norm' than the exception. And of course it can be warm, just like 2013 when every day during 6-28th attained 20°c.  -   The mean temperature has varied from 13.77°c (2012) to 17.14°c (2013).

Averages 105.7 mm of rain    -    fog on 0.2 days    -    20°c on 9.3 days    -    25°c on 2.2 days    -    Thunder on 0.8 days    -    an inch of rain on 0.2 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) sent the following entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the July of 1879:-

  'Very cold and wet with high winds that have done a great deal of harm. Very little hay housed at the end of the month; corn never before known to be so late in shooting.'

          He commented on two days in the month:  

8th   'A great storm of wind and rain.'   and    9th    'Thunderstorm'


'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

"Swallows high, staying dry."

"The greater the haze, the more settled the weather."

"A reddish sun has water in his eye, before too long you won't be dry."


Sunrise:  4:57        Sunset: 21:36

Moon Phase: Waxing 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.  


Forecast:  Increasing clouds with little temperature change.


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