Tonight's  forecast 


Sunday 11th April

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

Rain radar is showing a peppering of small blue patches moving SSE across the SE

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing clear spells with varying amounts of cloud. The cloud is coming in from the N.

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

Further sunny spells this evening with some short lived fast moving scattered showers in places. Showers gradually fading after dark. The rest of the evening and overnight will be predominately dry with plenty of  clear spells leading to a widespread light frost.

Minimum temperatures 1.5 to 0.5C,

Winds from a N / NNW later WNW  / W direction will be brisk at first moderating to light / very light by late evening,

A chilly but dry start for tomorrow with some early morning sunny spells before increasing cloud from the NW brings some scattered light showers / patchy rain by late morning. Any rain / showers soon clearing to the E to give a mostly dry afternoon with further bright / sunny spells.

Top temperatures eventually reaching 9 to 10C,

Winds from a W / WNW direction will be very light to light.

The temperatures at 5.26pm was (8.6C), humidity 44% and the barometric pressure 1020.9m'bs and rising,

Top temperature today was 9.3C

Wind gust last hour was 20mph NNW

Rain  for January  was 92.6mm

Rain for February was 30.3mm

Rain for March was 27.6mm

Rain so far for April is zero

Rain year to date is 150.5mm

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 5.26pm Sunday

Next update will be at 0645BST