Not unsurprisingly this winter (2015-16) has now become the wettest on record, surpassing the totals of 2013-14 (see link to report below), and still a month to go! - My review of the weather of 2015 is now available - see 'summary' above or follow the link below in 'monthly weather summary'

   Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  07/02/16   5:36

(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  3.4 C Dew Point  2.3 C Humidity  92  %
Wind  SSW  (205) at   12.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 11.0 mph
Barometer 981.6 hPa Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill -0.6 C
Rain Rate 0.0 mm/hr Daily Rain 0.2 mm Storm Rain 1 30.8 mm
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Temp (time)
Highest gust (time)
Dew Point
Heat Index
Wind Chill
Rain Rate
4.9 C ( 0:00)
3.4 C ( 5:28)
26.0 mph ( 3:27)
981.7 hPa
980.1 hPa
3.3 C
2.2 C
92 %
88 %
5.0 C
-1.1 C
0.2 mm
0.2 mm/hr
This Month
11.0 C
1.3 C
63.0 mph
1024.0 hPa
978.1 hPa
10.0 C
-1.7 C
99 %
68 %
11.1 C
-2.8 C
37.8 mm
33.4 mm/hr
This Year
12.1 C
63.0 mph
1030.7 hPa
968.2 hPa
11.7 C
-6.1 C
12.2 C
-6.7 C
248.4 mm
108.6 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
6th Feb
11.2 mm
16.4 mm
Moderate (6)


   Yesterday (5th)   - overcast and then a spell of moderate rain from mid afternoon into the evening.

           Today (6th)   - raining.

            Mean Temp'       1st-10th      5.76°c              11th-20th      -.--°c              21st-29th      -.--°c                         Current Mean     5.76°c              Average for February is:      3.6°c


Monthly Weather Summary

JANUARY  -   continued the unsettled, mild and wet theme of winter to date - it could never have been as bad as December and indeed it was drier than both the January's of 2013-14, but it was still another poor month which saw low pressure in the ascendency. Mild at both the start and end of the month, particularly from the 22nd, with a cold spell in the middle of the month that saw a little wintry weather, but that mild end was also wet and saw it end both warmer and wetter than average. It was only the 5th wettest January of the 9 recorded to date and the driest since 2013 - MSLP was -8.4Mb below average.

Rainfall totalled 195.1 mm   (CR school 234.1 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 1.93°c  -  Mean Max' 6.90°c  -  with the highest maximum of 12.4°c (24th) and a lowest minimum of -5.5°c (16th). Snow lay on the ground on 2 days.

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

A summary and detail of the weather for 2015 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2015    and other summaries are also available such as the winter of 2013-14 WINTER 2014   


Local Historical Weather

Morland - rainfall in February 1916 was 108.7 mm and between 1902-44 the 3 driest months were all February's

Orton - between 1967-2015 the average rainfall for February is 137.6 mm - the driest being 9.9 mm (1986) and the wettest 490.8 mm (1997)

Appleby - average rainfall for February for the period 1856-2015 is 66.4 mm - the driest decade was the 1980's (49.7 mm), the wettest, 1990's (99.2 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - only 2 of the February's recorded by myself have had 100 mm+ of rain and its mean temperature has ranged from 1.32°c (2010) to 4.84°c (2014) and the 16th has never recorded more than 0.3 mm of rain.

Averages 86.7 mm of rain   -   10.9 air frosts   -   snow lying on 2.8 days


  The following was submitted by Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the February of 1877

   'The month begain in very much the same way as January and ended with high winds and cold heavy showers, some of the days about the middle of the month were quite spring-like, with the bees out and the birds singing, but towards the latter part snow fell and the frosts at the end of the month were very keen and the weather bitter cold.'

His only comment about an individual day during the month was:    '28th Feb' - Very hard frost, bitter cold day.'

'HISTORICAL EVENTS' (above) is a new page that is a start in recording historical weather in our immediate locality.  

The 'Historical Events' pages of the website now have the monthly rainfall totals for 2015 for both Shap and Orton.


Weather Lore

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

"Of all the months of the year, curse a fair February."

"Catchy drawer and stick door, coming rain will pour and pour."


Sunrise:  7:49        Sunset: 17:00

Moon Phase: New Moon




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 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. Windy.


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