Tonight's  forecast 


Wednesday 8th April

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 plenty of clear spells with varying amounts of cloud. The cloud is coming in from the WSW,

  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

A dry and warm late afternoon and evening with further bright / sunny spells. Staying dry after dark and overnight with plenty of clear spells,

Minimum temperatures 8.5 to 7.5C,

Winds from an ESE / E later ENE later direction will light moderating down to very light by mid to late evening,

Another dry and warm day for tomorrow with plenty of sunny spells / periods and some light and variable cloud.

Top temperatures once again reaching 19 to 20C,

Winds from a NE / ENE later E direction will be very light increasing to light by late morning.   

The temperature at 6.10pm was (19.3C) humidity  52% andbarometric pressure  1022.9mb's and steady,

 Top temperature today was 20.1C

Last wind gust was 12mph ESE

Rain  for January was 39.2mm

Rain for February was 75.8mm

Rain for March was 33.2mm

Rain so far for April is 0.2mm

Rain year to date is 151.4mm

 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 6.10pm Wednesday

Further update will be made at 0645BST