Today's  Forecast   


Thursday 23rd March

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

Rain radar is showing a few very light pale blue patches moving ENE / E across the SE..

Check out the new microsferics lighting detector pages. Go to the right hand side of the Live Data page and click  the "click here"  writing in blue.

  At the moment Infrared and visual satellite images are showing mostly cloudy skies over the SE. Further out to the west there are areas of thinner cloud with breaks in it. The cloud is coming in from the west.

A cloudy start with some spits and spots / one or two scattered light showers at first. Any showers soon clearing away to the E / ENE to give a dry and mild day with bright / brief sunny spells.   

Top temperatures 11.4 to 12C

Winds from a S / SSW / SW direction will be brisk but moderating slightly during the afternoon.

A dry evening with a few clear spells. Increasing cloud from the S / SSW will bring outbreaks of overnight.

Minimum temperatures 7 to 6.5C

Winds from a S / SSE later SE / ESE direction will be light to very light.

 The temperature at 0652GMT was  6.5C, humidity 84% and the barometric pressure  1002.5mb's and falling,

 Top temperature yesterday was 12.5C

Last wind gust was 10mph S

 Rain  for January was 71.9mm

Rain for February was 38.4mm

Rain so far for March is 35.7mm

Rain so far this year is 146.0mm

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 0652MT Friday

  A further update will be made at 8.0pm