Today's  forecast 


Tuesday 27th October

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

 At the moment rain radar is clear for the SE however further out to the W  ie Guilford /  Reading there are blue patches moving E / ENE towards the SE. 

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing increasing cloud arriving from the W

  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

After a dry, chilly start increasing cloud from the west will bring outbreaks of rain to the SE. by around mid morning. Rain continuing on / off throughout the morning but mostly clearing away by mid afternoon.

Top temperatures 13 to 14C,

Winds from a SSW / S / SSE  later S / SSW direction will be very light at first increasing to light and then brisk by midday,

A cloudy start to the evening with any remaining showers soon clearing to the E. Dry by mid evening and overnight with plenty of clear spells,

Minimum temperatures 9 to 8C,

Winds from a SW / WSW later SW direction will be brisk at first moderating slightly overnight,

The temperatures at 0621GMT was 6.4C humidity 94% and the  barometric pressure 1006.4mb's and falling slightly

 Top temperature yesterday was 13.5C,

Wind gust last hour was zer0

Rain  for January was 39.2mm

Rain for February was 75.8mm

Rain for March was 33.2mm

Rain for April was 23.2mm

Rain for May was 6.2mm

Rain  for June was 53.8mm

Rain for July was 33.0mm

Rain  August  was 51mm

Rain  for September was 24.4mm

Rain so far for October is 141.2mm

Rain year to date is 484.0mm

 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 0621GMT Tuesday

Next update will be at  7.0pm