Today's  Forecast   

Thursday 23rd November

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


Radar is radar is clear for the SE at the moment. A little further out the SW there are a few blue patches moving ENE towards SW Essex.

Check out the new microsferics lighting detector pages. Go to the right hand side of the Live Data page and click  the "click here"  writing in blue.

At the moment Infrared and visual satellite images are still showing a lot of cloud over the SE however further out to the west there are clearer skies.

A cloudy start with one or two remaining showers soon clearing away to ENE in the next hour or so. The rest of the day will be dry with plenty of sunny spells / periods.   

Top temperatures today has already been reached at 12..8C    

Winds from a SW direction will be brisk to strong but will start to moderate by late afternoon.

A dry evening with increasing cloud bringing outbreaks of rain to SW Essex by late evening and overnight.

Minimum temperatures 6 to 5.5C

Winds from a SW / WSW later W direction will be light at first but moderating to very light by late evening. 

 The temperature at 0704GMT was (12.8C)  humidity 84% and the barometric pressure  990.5mb's and rising rapidly.

 Top temperature yesterday was 14.6C 

Last wind gust was 28mph SW

Max gust yesterday was 35mph at 1025am

Rain  for January was 55.5mm

Rain  for February was 38.6mm

Rain for March was 28.6mm

Rain for April was 5.3mm

Rain  for May was 91.8mm

Rain  for June was 70.9mm

Rain  for July was 117.8mm

Rain for August was 88.8mm

Rain  for September was 65.5mm

Rain for October was 14.6mm

Rain so far today is 2.5mm

Rain so far for November is 30.9mm

Rain year to date is 613.2mm

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 0704GMT Thursday

A  further update will be made at 7.0pm