Tonight's  Forecast


Monday 26th July

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

Rain radar is showing 1 or 2 tiny blue patches moving ENE / E across SW Essex

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

  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 above the ground  on a north facing wall

Apart from 1 or 2 odd isolated showers  here and there the dry evening will remain dry.  Although there is a lot of cloud over the region further bright / brief sunny spells are expected. Staying dry and mostly cloudy overnight

Mild with minimum temperatures 17 to 16C,

Winds from an E / SSE / SSW later SW direction will be light.

A mild, dry and cloudy start for tomorrow. Dry for much of the morning before scattered thundery showers arrive from the W and continue on / off throughout  the afternoon. In between the showers some bright / sunny spells are expected. UV medium and Pollen medium.

Top temperatures eventually reaching 20 to 22C,

Winds from a SSW / S later SSW direction will be light perhaps increasing to light /  brisk at times.

 The temperatures at 6.25pm was (23.2C)  humidity 66%  and the barometric pressure 1009.3mb's and rising very slightly

Top temperature today was 25.3C

Wind gust last hour was 12mph E

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  yesterday was 1.9mm

Rain so far for July is 34.7mm

Rain year to date is 338.8mm

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 6.25pm  Monday

Next update will be at  0645BST