Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  15/12/18   17:06

(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  1.1 C Dew Point  0.1 C Humidity  93  %
Wind  ESE  (113) at   12.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 12.0 mph
Barometer 997.7 mb Pressure trend Falling Rapidly Wind Chill -3.8 C
Rain Rate 1.8 mm/hr Daily Rain 11.0 mm Storm Rain 1 11.0 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
1.5 C (15:38)
0.4 C ( 7:04)
34.0 mph ( 9:39)
1019.7 mb
997.7 mb
0.6 C
-2.8 C
93 %
79 %
1.7 C
-6.1 C
11.0 mm
11.6 mm/hr
This Month
11.3 C
-3.2 C
44.0 mph
1027.9 mb
987.5 mb
10.6 C
-3.9 C
100 %
74 %
11.7 C
-6.1 C
44.2 mm
41.4 mm/hr
This Year
29.4 C
63.0 mph
1038.9 mb
971.7 mb
20.0 C
-8.9 C
30.0 C
-11.7 C
1044.8 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
15th Dec
0.0 mm
33.3 mm
Good (7)


   Yesterday (14th)   - a cool but decent enough day with sun virtually throughout.

           Today (15th)   - cold, windy and overcast. The dry conditions end today and the between now and the end of the year it all becomes QI - starting today! Snow or freezing rain? If you get both, one after the other, expect chaos.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      5.27°c                    11th-20th     2.79°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     4.50°c                Average for December is:    3.78°c


Monthly Weather Summary

NOVEMBER  -   slightly wetter and much warmer than average - a very uneventful and mild month that was often dull, even when it perked up! Frosts were rare and we had no sustained cold spell, although it was cooler during the 15-26th, but certainly not cold. The month ended with a succession of low pressure systems arriving from the Atlantic and this gave wet and windy conditions.

The fourth wettest of twelve recorded - MSLP was -0.3 Mb below average, rainfall 106% of the average for 2007-17 and the temp' was 1.1°c below average (2009-17).

Rainfall totalled 141.1 mm   (CR school 147.6 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 4.00°c  -  Mean Max' 9.79°c  -  with a highest maximum of 13.3°c (29th) and a lowest minimum of -2.6°c (22nd + 25th).

Only five days saw an air frost (Oct' had more) and there were ten ground frosts. There was no snow and no sign of winter and with 24.4 mm the 28th was the wettest day.


Summary   - is now updated with October'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 December 1918 was 105.4 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 106.7 mm

Orton - between 1967-2017 the average rainfall for December is 195.5 mm - the driest being 33.6 mm (2010) and the wettest 704.0 mm (2015)

Appleby - average rainfall for December for the period 1856-2017 is 97.0 mm - the driest decade was the 1870's (77.0 mm), the wettest, 2010's (143.3 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - In just my relatively short period of records December has given both the coldest and wettest of any month on record, ever; it can be lively, Christmas can be white or very green - but it will rarely be quiet.  -   The mean temperature has varied from -1.98°c (2010) to 7.39°c (2015).

Averages 173.0 mm of rain    -    Air Frost on 11.0 days    -    Ground Frost on 17.8 days    -    Snowfall on 7.1 days    -    Snow Laying on 4.4 days    -    an inch of rain on 1.6 days


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

  'During the early part of the monthhard frost prevailed and all the rivers were covered with ice. The five last days were almost one continuous storm of wind and rain, filling the rivers and in some places causing floods'

          He did not make any comments about particular days of the month, so, from Keswick (Shu-Le-Crow):  

27th   'Heavy rain, 3.02", the greater part falling after 5 p.m.; the river Greta rose rapidly and high wind accompanied the storm; at Rosthwaite ... the roads were more flooded than ever remembered.'


'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 - December

"The nearer the new moon to Christmas Day, the harder the winter."

"A long frost before Christmas may bring an early spring."

"If a girl raps at the henhouse door on Christmas Eve and a rooster crows, she will marry within the year."


Sunrise:  8:26        Sunset: 15:45

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 and cooler. Precipitation possible within 6 hours Windy with possible wind shift to the W, NW, or N.


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