Today's   Forecast


Wednesday 22nd September

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

Rain radar is clear for all of southern UK

   Visual and infrared satellite images are showing mainly clear skies with some light and variable cloud. The cloud is coming in from the NE

  The map for the Microsferics lightning is zoomable.

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  from the ground  on a north facing wall

After a cold start (9.3C) today will be dry and warm with any mist patches soon clearing to give plenty of sunny periods with some light and variable cloud

Top temperatures 21 to 22C,

Winds from a SSW / SW later WSW  direction will be very light at first increasing to light by midday..

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

Minimum temperatures 12 to 11C,

Winds from a WSW direction will be light.

The temperature at 0704BST was (9.3C), humidity 92% and the barometric pressure  high at 1029.4mb's and steady

Top temperature yesterday was 21.5C

Wind gust last hour was zero

Rain for January  was 92.6mm

Rain for February was 30.3mm

Rain for March was 27.6mm

Rain for April was 0.4mm

Rain  for May was 82.4mm

Rain for June was 70.8mm

Rain for July was 55.2mm

Rain for August was 41.9mm

Rain so far for September is 27.2mm

Rain year to date is 428.5mm

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 0704BST Wednesday

Next update will be at  5.0pm