today's  Forecast


Sunday 9th May

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

Rain radar is showing a few tiny blue patches moving NE across the SE.

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing clear spells with varying amounts of cloud. The cloud is coming in from the SW / SSW aware that the lightning pages are not 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 is zoomable.

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

Despite a few tiny blue patches patches near bye today is expected to be dry and warm with bright / sunny spells and varying amounts of cloud. UV and Pollen will be high

Top temperatures eventually reaching 19 to 20C.

Winds from SE / S / SSW  direction will be light at first but soon increasing to brisk.

A warm evening with further bright / sunny spells. Just the chance of an odd isolated shower in places. Staying mild but mostly cloudy overnight again with a chance of one or two isolated showers here and there.

Mild with minimum temperatures 11 to 10C,

Winds from a SSW / S / SSW / SW direction will be brisk at first but soon moderating to light.

 The temperatures at 0700BST was (13.4C), humidity 84%  and the barometric pressure 998.7m'bs and falling very slightly.

Top temperature yesterday was 17C

Wind gust last hour was 6mph SE

Rain  for January  was 92.6mm

Rain for February was 30.3mm

Rain for March was 27.6mm

Rain for April was 0.4mm

Rain yesterday was 9.8mm

Rain so far today is 0.2mm

Rain month to date is 22.7mm

Rain year to date is 173.6mm

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 0700ST Sunday

Next update will be at  7.0pm