TOday's   forecast 

  

Saturday 14th December

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

 At the moment rain radar is clear for the SE. Just a little further out to the west there are blue patches moving eastwards

   Infrared and visual satellite images are showing clear skies over he SE. A little further out to the west there is some cloud moving eastwards.

  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, bright start to the day with sunny spells at first however increasing cloud from the west will bring scattered blustery showers from around mid morning onwards. Showers then fading by noon to give a drier afternoon with further sunny spells / periods.   

Top temperatures 7 to 7.5 but feeling chilly in a brisk sometimes strong WSW / W / WSW / W / later SW breeze.

A dry start to the evening with clear spells but once again increasing cloud from the west will bring further scattered showers by mid to late evening and overnight. Some of the showers will be heavy at times

Chilly with minimum temperatures 4 to 3C,

Winds SSW / S later WSW will be brisk increasing to strong overnight,

     The temperature at 0750GMT was (5.5C) humidity 66% and barometric pressure  990.4mb's and rising.

Top temperature yesterday was 8.9C

Last wind gust was 20mph WSW

 Rain  for January was zero

Rain for February was 37.9mm

Rain  for March was 70.3mm

Rain  for April was 15.5mm

Rain for May was 30.2mm

Rain for June was 95.8mm

Rain for July was 51.8mm

Rain for August was 51.8mm

Rain  for September was 77.0mm

Rain for October was 89.8mm

Rain  for November was 60.2mm

Rain yesterday was 11.0mm

Rain so far today is 1.4mm

Rain so far for December is 28.6mm

 Rain year to date is 631.5mm

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 0750GMT Saturday

Further update may be made at 5.0pm

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