Tonight's  forecast 


Saturday 16th January

now added twitter wx feature. Changed username from AlanPaul5 to  upminsterwx.

Rain radar is clear for the SE

Although Infrared and visual satellite images are showing a lot of cloud over the SE there are areas of thinner cloud with a  few breaks in it. The cloud is coming in from the W..

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 evening, although mostly cloudy some clear spells are expected. Remaining dry overnight with increasing amounts of cloud..

Minimum temperatures 4 to 3C,

Winds from a WNW direction will be very light.

After a fresh start tomorrow will be dry with clouds thinning and breaking to give plenty of sunny spells.

Top temperatures 6.3 to 7.0C

Winds from a WNW / NW / WNW later W direction will be light increasing to brisk at times.

 The temperature at 5.13pm was (7.1C) humidity 93% and the barometric pressure 1015.3mb's and  rising.

Top temperature today was 7.5C4.3C

Wind gust last hour was zero

Rain so far today was 5.6mm

Rain so far for January is 47.8mm

Rain for 2020 was 607.4mm which was about average for this area.

 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 5.13pm Saturday

Next update will be at 0645GMT