Tonight's   FORECAST



Wednesday 26th June

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

Rain radar is clear for all of the UK. 

Although Infrared and visual satellite images are showing a lot of cloud over the SE there are some breaks in the cloud. The cloud is coming in from the  SSW.

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 evening with further bright / sunny spells. Staying dry after dark and overnight with some clear spells.

Minimum temperatures 14 to 13C,

Winds from a NE direction will continue to be brisk.

Another warm to very day for tomorrow with early morning cloud soon thinning to give plenty of sunny spells / periods throughout the day,

Top temperatures 22 to 24C,

Winds from an ENE direction will be brisk 

The temperature at 5.45pm  (20.7C) humidity 70% and barometric pressure 1027.9m'bs and steady.

Top temperature today was only 21.7C which was lower than expected.

Last wind gust was 16mph SE

 Rain  for January was 22.3mm

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 yesterday was 11.9mm

Rain so far for June is 95.8mm

Rain year to date is 272.3mm,

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 5.45pm Wednesday

Further update will be made at 0645BST