Today's  Forecast   


Monday 17th December

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

Rain radar is clear for all southern Counties,

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing mostly clear skies over the SE.

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 microferics 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,

After a chilly start (4.5C)  today will be dry with plenty of sunny periods especially during the morning. Sunny spells during the afternoon with clouds gradually increasing from the SW.

Top temperatures eventually reaching 8.5 to 9C,

Winds from a WSW / SW direction will remain.

A dry but mostly cloudy evening and night,

Minimum temperatures 7 to 6C,

Winds from a S direction will be light at first but increasing to brisk overnight,

 The temperature at 0640GMT was ( 4.4C) humidity 94% and barometric pressure 1014.1mb's and rising,

Top temperature yesterday was 7.8C

Last wind gust was 6mph SW

Rain  for January was 71.9mm

Rain for February was 38.4mm

Rain for March was 76.4mm

Rain for April was 54.6mm

Rain  for May was 64.5mm

Rain for June was only 0.6mm which i believe is the driest since records began

Rain  for July was 21.1mm

Rain for August was 70.0mm

Rain  for September was  28.4mm

Rain  for October was 36.4mm

Rain for November was 96.8mm

Rain yesterday was 3.0mm

Rain so far for December is 38.1mm

Rain so far this year is 599.0mm

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 0640GMT Monday

A further update will be made at 5.0pm