Maulds Meaburn Weather

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


  24/03/17   7:56

(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  1.9 C Dew Point  1.4 C Humidity  96  %
Wind  SSE  (150) at   0.0 mph Beaufort   10-min. Wind 0.0 mph
Barometer 1033.1 hPa Pressure trend Rising Slowly Wind Chill 1.9 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
1.9 C ( 7:49)
-0.7 C ( 4:52)
7.0 mph ( 3:20)
1033.1 hPa
1030.0 hPa
1.7 C
-1.7 C
96 %
91 %
2.2 C
-3.3 C
0.0 mm
0.0 mm/hr
This Month
13.1 C
-1.1 C
41.0 mph
1033.1 hPa
983.0 hPa
10.6 C
-2.2 C
100 %
49 %
12.8 C
-4.4 C
73.2 mm
7.8 mm/hr
This Year
13.1 C
51.0 mph
1036.9 hPa
974.7 hPa
11.1 C
-6.1 C
12.8 C
-7.8 C
225.8 mm
14.8 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
Dry Bulb
Wet Bulb
Soil @ 1 ft
Soil @ 1 Meter
Grass Temp
23rd Mar
9.9 mm
68.0 mm
Moderate (6)


   Yesterday (22nd)   - snow overnight lasted until 0730 hrs before it turned to rain, continuing for most of the day. At obs there was a 3 cm cover of snow - get to Kings Meaburn, even at 0600hrs and there was none, but the snow on CR fell lasted all day.

           Today (23rd)   - a little rain overnight. The day starting dull and cloudy.

           Mean Temp        1st-10th      5.96°c                    11th-20th     8.45°c                   21st-31st     3.30°c                           Current Mean     6.77°c                Average for March is:    5.21°c


Monthly Weather Summary

FEBRUARY  -   the warmest February (of 9) yet recorded at this site. Some quite mild days with frosts rare and infrequent, the month only having one slightly cold spell (8-12th). The month was relatively dry upto the 21st before becoming unsettled with rain frequent during a run of fairly wet days that brought the final rainfall total close to average. Winter has been much warmer and drier than average, something in itself that is a rarity (warm tends to go with wet in winter). Winter has had the least number of 'days with snowfall' in my records

Driest February since 2015 and the fifth wettest (of 10) recorded at this site. MSLP was -3.5 Mb below average, rainfall 87.9% of the average for 2008-16 and the temp' 1.6°c above the long term average.

Rainfall totalled 78.6 mm   (CR school 95.4 mm)  -  Mean Min' of 2.85°c  -  Mean Max' 7.49°c  -  with a highest maximum of 12.5°c (19th) and a lowest minimum of -2.2°c (6th).

Snow fell on just 5 days and the 26th with 18.1 mm was the wettest day.

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

A summary and detail of the weather for 2016 can be read here   REVIEW OF 2016    and other summaries and articles are also available such as this about The Oldest Inhabitant   


Local Historical Weather

Morland - rainfall in March 1917 was 54.6 mm and between 1902-44 the average for March was 67.1 mm

Orton - between 1967-2016 the average rainfall for March is 127.0 mm - the driest being 30.8 mm (1996) and the wettest 297.0 mm (1994)

Appleby - average rainfall for March for the period 1856-2016 is 60.1 mm - the driest decade was the 1950's (33.3 mm), the wettest, 1980's (80.4 mm)

Maulds Meaburn - is a month of contrasts. From the cold of 2013 (1.65°c) to the warmth of 2016 (6.45°c), day-time maxima remaining below freezing or soaring above 20°c, it can be so varied, albeit it is one of the drier months.

Averages 73.1 mm of rain    -    Air Frosts on 10.3 days    -    Ground Frost on 19.9 days    -    Gales on 0.1 days    -    Snow Fall on 4.1 days    -    Snow Laying on 1.0 days


  The following was submitted by Mr. W. Hoggarth of Shap (Copy Hill) to the 'British Rainfall Guides' regarding the March of 1878

   'March began with a few windy, cold, wet days; the middle of the month was warm and spring-like and the end very cold with a good deal of snow.'

          His only comment about an individual day in the month was:  23rd 'Very hard frost.'


'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

"Cold is the night when the stars shine bright."

"Chimney smoke descends, our nice weather ends."

"When grass is dry at morning light, look for rain before the night."


Sunrise:  6:02        Sunset: 18:32

Moon Phase: Waning 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:  Mostly clear with little temperature change.


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