Today's   Forecast   

 

Thursday 18th October 

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

Rain radar is clear for all of the UK

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

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

   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 microferics 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

Today  will be dry with bright / sunny spells / periods and varying amounts of cloud.

Top temperatures 14.5 to 16C,

Winds from a NW / N later NNE / NE direction will be very light at first but increasing to light / brisk at times by late morning

A dry evening and night with clear spells. Again chance of mist / fog patches in places

Minimum temperatures 5 to 4C,

Winds from a NNE / N direction will be light to very light.

The temperature at 0724BST was (9.7C) humidity 91% and the barometric pressure 1026.0 mb's and rising,

Top temperature yesterday  was 15.2C

Last wind gust was 7mph N

Rain  for January was 71.9mm

Rain for February was 38.4mm

Rain for March was 76.4mm

Rain for April was 54.6mm

Rain  for May was 64.5mm

Rain for June was only 0.6mm which i believe is the driest since records began

Rain  for July was 21.1mm

Rain for August was 70.0mm

Rain  for September was  28.4mm

Rain yesterday  0.3mm

Rain so far for October is 30.7mm

Rain so far this year is 457.4mm

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 0724BST Thursday

  A further update will be made at 8.0pm

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