Today's  Forecast

Sunday  14th July

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Rain radar is clear for all of southern UK

At the moment  visual and infrared satellite images are showing clear skies over the SE. Further out to the W there is some cloud moving towards the SE

 In spite 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

Most places will have another dry and warm day with sunny periods at first later sunny spells before cloud thickens from the W by late morning.  Just a chance of one or two brief isolated light showers here and there. UV and Pollen both HIGH

Top temperatures 21 to 22.5C,

Winds from a WSW  direction will be very light at first but soon increasing to light.

A dry, warm late afternoon / evening with further sunny spells / periods. Remaining dry after dark and  overnight with clear skies.

Chilly with minimum temperatures 10 to 9C,

Winds variable from a WSW later SW / SSW / S / SSE direction will be light first but soon moderating to very light / calm

 The temperature at  0638BST was 13.9C previously 11.9C, humidity 86% and the barometric pressure 1011.8mb's and rising slightly

Top temperature yesterday was 20.6C

Last gust was zero

 Rain  for January was 49.0mm

Rain  for February was 97.1mm

Rain for March was 58.9mm

Rain for April  was 51.1mm

Rain for May was 68.1mm

Rain for June was 10.9mm

Rain so far for July is 38.4mm

Rain year to date is 394.4mm

Rain for 2023 was 713.4mm which is above average for this area

Rain for 2022 was 572.7mm which is average for this area.

Rain for 2021 was 642.9mm which is slightly above average  for this area.

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

Last updated at 0639BST Sunday

Next update at 6.0pm