Tonight's  forecast 


Saturday 28th November

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

 Rain radar is clear for all of southern UK

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

 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 microsferics 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

Note. Temperatures are taken at 1.25mtrs above the ground  on a north facing wall

A dry evening with clear spells and varying amounts of cloud. Staying dry overnight with a high chance of further low cloud / mist / fog patches returning..

Chilly with minimum temperatures depending on cloud cover but typically around 4 to 3C.

Winds from a NE later NNE / ENE direction will be light to very light..   

After a chilly start tomorrow will be dry with a lot of cloud over the region. Any mist / fog patches slowly clearing. Again chance of a few bright / brief sunny spells during the afternoon,

Top temperatures 8.5 to 9.5C,

Winds from a NNE / NE / ENE later NNE will be very light to light.

The temperatures at 5..0pm was (10.3C.) humidity 93% and the  barometric pressure 1020.0mb's and rising

Top temperature today was 11.1C

Wind gust last hour was 10mph NE

Rain  for January was 39.2mm

Rain for February was 75.8mm

Rain for March was 33.2mm

Rain for April was 23.2mm

Rain for May was 6.2mm

Rain  for June was 53.8mm

Rain for July was 33.0mm

Rain for August  was 51mm

Rain  for September was 24.4mm

Rain for October was 154.6mm

Rain so far for November is 31.0mm

Rain year to date is 528.4mm

 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 measured  in 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 will be at 0645GMT