Today's  Forecast   


Sunday 18th November

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

Rain radar is still clear for all of the UK. 

  Infrared and visual satellite images are showing mostly clear skies over the the SE. There is a little bit of light cloud which is coming in from the E / ENE,

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.

After a chilly start (5.6C)  today will be dry with plenty of sunny spells / periods throughout the day,  

Top temperatures 10 to 11.0C but feeling chilly in a light to brisk E / ENE breeze,

A dry and cool evening with clear skies. Mostly dry overnight with cloud increasing from the east. Just a chance of one or two isolated light showers by morning,

Minimum temperatures 5 to 4C

Winds from an E / ENE will remain light, 

The temperature at  0725GMT was (5.6C) humidity 87% and the barometric pressure  high at 1028.0mb's and rising slightly,

Top temperature yesterday was 10.8C,

Last wind gust was 8mph NE,

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  for October was 36.4mm

Rain / drizzle yesterday was 0.3mm

Rain so far for November is 65.8mm

Rain so far this year is 528.9mm

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 0725GMT Sunday,

  A further update will be made at 8.0pm