Tonight's  forecast 

  

 Monday 6th July

now added twitter wx feature. Changed username from AlanPaul5 to  upminsterwx. http://www.twitter.com/upminsterwx

 Rain radar is clear for southern UK

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing clear spells with varying amounts of cloud. The cloud is coming in from the NNW

  I am aware that the lightning pages are now updating but not all  browsers support the picture. Microsoft edge works as does Internet Explorer & some versions of Windows 10. If you have an android phone and you wish to see the live data and the live lightning you could download Puffin from the app store, this works with android  7 &  7.1 .1. The map for the microsferics lightning will soon be improved to provide a zoomable map

Despite receiving live visual and infrared satellite pictures every 15 minutes it is still sometimes difficult to predict when and by how much the cloud is going to break up

Note. Temperatures are taken at 1.25mtrs above the ground  on a north facing wall

A dry and warm evening with plenty of sunny spells. Staying dry after dark and overnight with further clear spells.

Minimum temperatures 11 to 9C,

Winds from a NW / WNW later W / WSW direction will be light moderating to very light by mid to late late evening.

 After a fresh start tomorrow will be dry with plenty of sunny

Top temperatures 19.5 to 20.5C,

Winds from a WSW / W direction will be very light at first increasing to light / brisk around midday onwards

The temperature at 6.07pm was 19.6C  humidity 52%  and the barometric pressure  1020.9mb's and rising very slightly

 Top temperature today was 19.9C

Last wind gust was 14mph NW

Rain  for January was 39.2mm

Rain for February was 75.8mm

Rain for March was 33.2mm

Rain for April was 23.2mm

Rain for May was 6.2mm

Rain  for June was 53.8mm

Rain so far for July is 3.0mm

Rain year to date is 237.4mm

 Rain for 2019 was 696.3mm which was above average

Rain for 2018 was  617.8mm which is slightly above average

Rain for 2017 was 707.7mm which is above average for this area.

Rain for 2016 was 586.7mm which is average for this area.

 Rain for 2015 was 581.6mm which is average for SW Essex

Rain for 2014 was 881.4mm which is an all time record for this area..

Rain for 2013 was 727.2mm which is above average for SW Essex.

Rain for  2012 was 858.9mm which was high for this area.

 Rain measured  in 2011 was 417.5mm which is very low for this area which normally has around 525 to 575mm

Last updated at 6.07pm Monday

A  further update will be made at 0645BST

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