Today's  Forecast

Saturday 25th  May

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Rain radar is clear for our region

 At the moment Infrared and visual satellite images are showing mostly clear skies over our region. Further to the E there is some cloud moving inland

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

Today will be dry and warm with plenty of  sunny periods at first later sunny spells and varying amounts of cloud. UV and Pollen both HIgh

Top temperatures 19.5 to 21.0C

Winds from an ESE / SSE later E / ESE  will calm to very light

A dry and warm evening with further sunny spells and varying amounts of cloud. Staying cloudy after dark and overnight with outbreaks of  rain / scattered showers arriving from the SW around midnight / early hours and continuing on / off throughout the night

Minimum temperatures 12 to 11C

Winds from a SE later SSE / S / ESE direction will be light at first moderating to very light by late evening

The temperature at 0704BST was 13.5C previously 9.6C , humidity 84% and the  barometric pressure 1018.2mb's and falling slightly

Top temperature yesterday was 20.0C,

Last gust was zero

Rain  for January was 49.0mm

Rain  for February was 97.1mm

Rain for March was 58.9mm

Rain so for April  was 51.1mm

Rain so far for May is 56.3m

Rain year to date is 312.2mm

Rain for 2023 was 713.4mm which is above average for this area

Rain for 2022 was 572.7mm which is average for this area.

Rain for 2021 was 642.9mm which is slightly above average  for this area.

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 for 2011 was 417.5mm which is very low for this area which normally has around 525 to 575mm

Last updated at 0704BST Saturday

Next update at 5.0pm

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