Tonight's  Forecast


Saturday 9th December

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

Rain radar is clear for the SE

   Infrared and visual satellite images are showing clear spells / periods with  some light and varying cloud. The cloud is coming in from the W / WNW

.The map for the Microsferics lightning is zoomable.

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

A dry evening with clear spells / periods and varying amounts of cloud. Remaining dry overnight with again mostly clear skies.

Minimum temperatures 8 to 7C,

Winds from a W / WSW later W / WSW direction will be brisk to strong moderating to brisk before dawn.

A dry start for tomorrow with some early bright / sunny spells before increasing cloud from the W brings outbreaks of showery rain to our region by late morning. Rain is expected to clear to the E by around mid afternoon to give some clear spells

Top temperatures 11 to 12C.

Winds variable from a WSW / SW / SSW later SW / WSW direction will be light to brisk increasing to brisk perhaps brisk to strong by mid afternoon.

 The temperature at 5.0pm was 11.3C, humidity 68% and the barometric pressure 993.2mb's and rising quite quickly

Top temperature today was 12.9C

Gust last hour was 25mph WSW

 Rain for January was 58.5mm

Rain for February was  2.9mm

Rain for March was 97.4mm

Rain for April was 73.0mm

Rain  for May was 23.1mm

Rain for June was 20.8mm

Rain  for July was 65.3mm

Rain for August was 51.6mm

 Rain for September was 43.9mm

Rain for October was 91.6mm

Rain  for November is 105.5mm

Frost melt  yesterday was 0.2mm

Rain so far today is 10.3mm

 Rain so far for December is 24.4mmm

Rain year to date is 658.6mm

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

Rain for 2021 was 642.9mm which slightly above 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 5.0pm Saturday

Next update at 0645GMT