Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  18/08/18   21:06

(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  16.4 C Dew Point  15.4 C Humidity  94  %
Wind  SSW  (209) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 3.0 mph
Barometer 1016.8 mb Pressure trend Steady Wind Chill 16.4 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
19.1 C (16:18)
14.2 C ( 5:49)
38.0 mph (13:25)
1016.9 mb
1013.4 mb
17.2 C
13.3 C
96 %
86 %
20.0 C
11.7 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
21.6 C
5.3 C
38.0 mph
1026.4 mb
1005.1 mb
20.0 C
4.4 C
98 %
55 %
22.2 C
5.6 C
34.0 mm
47.6 mm/hr
This Year
29.4 C
63.0 mph
1034.8 mb
971.7 mb
20.0 C
-8.9 C
30.0 C
-11.7 C
556.6 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
17th Aug
0.5 mm
33.8 mm
Very Good (8)


   Yesterday (16th)   - mainly cloudy with the occasional suny interval and shower. More frequent showers in the evening.

           Today (17h)   - cloudy, overcast, breezy and much fresher.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      15.25°c                    11th-20th     15.46°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     15.33°c                Average for August is:    14.20°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JULY  -   the driest July in my record of 12yrs and the warmest July since 2013 and the second warmest of any month in my 10yrs of records - a dry and warm month that did not see any rain fall until the 12th, giving a 22 day drought back to the 20th June. Very warm and sunny at the start of the month with all but one day up to the 15th attaining 20°c. Less settled in the second half of the month and especially from the 28th. However, the 27th was very hot before the breakdown in the weather which curiously saw the month's coldest day (28th) immediately follow its warmest day.

The driest July recorded - MSLP was +2.5 Mb above average, rainfall 45% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' was 1.4°c above average.

Rainfall totalled 47.6 mm   (CR school 46.3 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 10.90°c  -  Mean Max' 22.13°c  -  with a highest maximum of 28.6°c (27th) and a lowest minimum of 6.7°c (18th).

There were: two days with thunder, one day with fog (24th), 22 days attained 20°c and with 15.3 mm the 28th was the wettest day.


Summary   - will be updated shortly with July'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 August 1918 was 102.6 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 87.9 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for August is 114.6 mm - the driest being 15.3 mm (1995) and the wettest 266.9 mm (1985)

Appleby - average rainfall for August for the period 1856-2017 is 85.3 mm - the driest decade was the 1990's (50.5 mm), the wettest, 1920's (116.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - August has often been a poor month this decade and none more so than 2017 when only one day attained 20°c and there was a lack of sun. Even the warmer August's have tended to be wet and as a whole, August tends to be 'damp' month (7 of 11 have notching up 100 mm of rain).  -   The mean temperature has varied from 13.27°c (2014) to 15.09°c (2013).

Averages 109.2 mm of rain    -    Ground Frost on 0.1 days    -    20°c on 5.6 days    -    25°c on 0.1 days    -    Thunder on 0.9 days    -    an inch of rain on 0.5 days


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

  'Wet, cold, windy; not at all like summer weather.'

          He commented on just the one day in the month (the second comment is from the Reagill School logbook):  

13th   'severe thunderstorm.'   and    18th    'Commenced again after three weeks holiday; most of the time the weather very wet, the hay crop not more than half of it secured.'


'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

"August ripens, September gathers in."

"When it rains in August, it rains honey and wine."

"If the first week (Aug') be warm, then winter will be white and long."


Sunrise:  5:54        Sunset: 20:36

Moon Phase: First Quarter




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. Precipitation possible within 24 to 48 hours


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