Today's  Forecast   


Wednesday 20th February

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

Rain radar is clear for the SE

  Infrared and visual satellite images are showing clear spells with varying amounts of cloud.

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 microferics 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,      

Today will be dry with sunny spells / periods and varying amounts of cloud.

Top temperatures 9.7 to 10.7C,

Winds from a SW / SSW direction will be light at first but increasing to brisk mid to late morning,

A dry evening and night with some clear spells and varying amounts of cloud.

Minimum temperatures 8 to 7.0C,

Winds from a SSW / SW direction will be light to brisk,

The temperature at  0702GMT was (6.9C) )humidity 87% and barometric pressure  is 1016.3m'bs and rising very slightly,

Top temperature yesterday was 10.2C

Last wind gust was 7mph S

Rain  for January was 22.3mm

Rain yesterday was 0.3mm

Rain so far for February is 34.6mm

Rain year to date is 56.8mm

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 0702GMT Wednesday

Further update will be made at 7.0pm