Today's  forecast 

  

Tuesday 28th January

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

Rain radar is clear for the SE

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing plenty of clear spells with varying amounts of cloud. The cloud is coming in from NW

   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 fresh start (3.5C)  today will be mostly dry with plenty of sunny periods later sunny spells and varying amounts of cloud. During the afternoon there will be an increasing risk of one or two scattered blustery showers. These will be coming in from the WNW.

Top temperatures 6 to 6.7C but feeling chilly in a brisk WSW W / WSW breeze. Winds moderating slightly during the afternoon,

A chilly evening and night with clear spells and the chance of further short but sharp showers in places.

Chilly with minimum temperatures 3 to 2C,

Winds WSW will remain light to brisk

    The temperature at 0653GMT  was (3.5C) humidity 84% and barometric pressure  993.4mb's and rising rapidly

Top temperature yesterday was 9.6C

Last wind gust was 20mph WSW

Rain yesterday was  8.2mm

Rain so far today is 2.0mm

Rain so far for January is 38.2mm

 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 0653GMT Wednesday

Further update will be made at 8.0pm

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