Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  21/03/19   6:21

(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  8.8 C Dew Point  8.1 C Humidity  95  %
Wind  SSW  (209) at   7.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 7.0 mph
Barometer 1029.9 mb Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 7.1 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
8.9 C ( 6:08)
7.8 C ( 0:00)
17.0 mph ( 5:11)
1029.9 mb
1028.6 mb
8.3 C
7.2 C
98 %
95 %
9.4 C
5.6 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
10.4 C
-2.4 C
60.0 mph
1029.9 mb
974.9 mb
10.0 C
-3.3 C
100 %
66 %
10.6 C
-5.6 C
175.0 mm
52.8 mm/hr
This Year
18.3 C
60.0 mph
1046.6 mb
974.9 mb
12.2 C
-9.4 C
17.2 C
-10.0 C
305.6 mm
52.8 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 Mar
16.1 mm
172.2 mm
Very Good (8)


   Yesterday (16th)   - a grim day that was wet and windy up to 4 p.m. with gusts to 53 mph.

           Today (17th)   - became cool overnight with a slight ground frost before a few showers. Bright, breezy and cool start - this section was not updated the last few days due to an auto update of flash player - now removed and hopefully back to normal.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      5.26°c                    11th-20th     5.66°c                   21st-31st     -.--°c                           Current Mean     5.42°c                Average for March is:    5.24°c


Monthly Weather Summary

FEBRUARY  -   a crazy month! Locally the second warmest Feb' on record, but with the highest mean maximum temperature (over 10°c at Newton Rigg) and new record high daily temps' - despite a cold start the month became progressively warmer, especially by day and in particular around the 22nd - 27th when all but the 27th attained 15°c - the previous high temp' of 12.7°c for Feb' being destroyed, reaching 18.5°c. High pressure over Europe dragging up a warm southerly airflow being responsible and during that warm spell the days were also sunny. Most of the month's rainfall fell in the first half of the month, the 8th being a particuarly grim day.

The fourth wettest of twelve recorded - MSLP was +2.1 Mb above average, rainfall 102.1% of the average for 2008-18 and the temp' was 2.33°c above average (2009-18).

Rainfall totalled 90.3 mm   (CR school 108.9 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 1.85°c  -  Mean Max' 9.72°c  -  with a highest maximum of 18.5°c (26th) and a lowest minimum of -8.2°c (3rd).

There was 6 air frosts and 17 ground frosts. Snow fell on 2 days and was laying on the ground on 3 days - with 25.6 mm the 8th was the wettest day.


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


A summary and detail of the weather for 2018 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2018   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 March 1919 was 77.0 mm and between 1902-44 the average for the month was 67.1 mm

Orton - between 1967-2018 the average rainfall for March is 127.2 mm - the driest being 30.8 mm (1996) and the wettest 297.0 mm (1994)

Appleby - average rainfall for March for the period 1856-2018 is 60.2 mm - the driest decade was the 1950's (33.3 mm), the wettest, 1980's (80.4 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - In 2018 snow lay on the ground on 7 days, but then 2009-12 and 2014 had none - 2013 was very cold and indeed the coldest month that year, but then 2012 had been very warm and it does tend to be a fairly dry month.  -   The mean temperature has ranged from 1.65°c (2013) to 7.70°c (2012).

Averages 75.2 mm of rain    -    Snow falling on 4.1 days    -    Air Frost on 10.3 days    -    Ground Frost on 19.2 days    -    Snow Laying on 1.5 days    -    an inch of rain on 0.2 days


  Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) did not submit an entry to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the March of 1880, the following is from Elterwater:-

  'A very beautiful month, with the exception of the first few days.'

          However, he did make the following comments about particular days of the month:  

1st   'Great storm of wind.'   2nd 'Gale with rain, hail and snow.'


'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 - March

"March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb."

"Sound travelling far and wide, a stormy day betide."

"When my Lord falls in my Lady's lap, England beware a mishap."


Sunrise:  6:11        Sunset: 18:25

Moon Phase: Full 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:  Mostly clear and warmer.


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