Today's  forecast 

  

Friday 18th September

now added twitter wx feature. Changed username from AlanPaul5 to  upminsterwx. http://www.twitter.com/upminsterwx

Rain radar is clear for all of UK

 Infrared and visual satellite and visual images are showing clear skies over the SE.

  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

After a fresh start (12.5C)  today will be dry and warm with mostly unbroken sunshine throughout.

Top temperatures eventually reaching 20.5 to 21.5C,

Winds from a N  / NE / ENE direction will be light at first but increasing to brisk by mid to late morning,

A dry and warm late afternoon / early evening with further unbroken sunshine. Staying dry after dark and overnight with clear skies.

Minimum temperatures 13 to 12C,

Winds from a NE direction will remain light to brisk,

The temperature at 0641BST was 12.5C humidity 80% and the barometric pressure   1023.4mb's and falling,

 Top temperature yesterday was 20.7C

Wind gust last hour was 12mph N

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 for May was 6.2mm

Rain  for June was 53.8mm

Rain for July was 33.0mm

Rain  August  was 51mm

Rain so far for September is 6.2mm

Rain year to date is 324.6mm

 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 0641BST Friday

Next update will be at 7.0pm

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