Today's  forecast 


Thursday 28th May

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

Rain radar is clear for all of southern UK

   Infrared and visual satellite images are showing cloud thinning and breaking. The cloud is coming in from the  NW..

  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

Another dry and warm day with early morning cloud thinning and breaking to give plenty of sunny periods later sunny spells,

Top temperatures eventually reaching 21 to 22C

Winds from an NE / ENE / E later ESE / E direction will be very light at first increasing to light / brisk mid to late morning.

A dry, warm evening with further sunny spells and some light and patchy cloud. Staying dry after dark and overnight with clear skies.

Minimum temperatures 9 to 8C,

Winds from an E  later ENE direction will be brisk at first moderating to light / very light by late evening.   

The temperature at  0607BST was 12.1C,  humidity 86% and the barometric pressure  (high) at 1035.6mb's and steady

 Top temperature yesterday was 22.8C which was lower than expected.

Last wind gust was 5mph NE

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 so far for May is 6.2mm

Rain year to date is 180.6mm

 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 0607BST Thursday

A further update will be made at 7.0pm