Today's   FORECAST



Wednesday 21st August

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

Rain radar is clear for all of southern UK

 At the moment Infrared and visual satellite images are showing clear skies over the SE. Further out to the west there is some light and variable cloud. The cloud is coming in from the west.

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 (10.6C) today will be dry and warm with plenty of sunny periods later sunny spells throughout the day.

Top temperatures 22 to 23C,

Winds from a SW later SSW direction will be very light increasing to light by late morning.

A dry and warm evening with further sunny periods / sunny spells. Staying dry after dark and overnight with plenty of clear spells.

Becoming chilly with minimum temperatures 9 to 8C.

Winds from a SW / SSW direction will be light / brisk at first but moderating to light very light by late evening.

 The temperature at 0648BST was (10.5C) humidity 88% and barometric pressure 1028.4mb's and rising,

Top temperature yesterday was 21.3C

Last wind gust was zero

 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 for June was 95.8mm

Rain for July was 51.8mm

Rain so far for August is 50.5mm

Rain year to date is 374.7mm

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 0648BST Wednesday

Further update will be made at 6.30pm