Today's  Forecast   

 

Tuesday 17th July

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

Rain radar is still clear for the SE

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 patches of clear sky with varying amounts of cloud. The cloud is coming in from the west.

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. Google maps cannot be used because of copyright

A dry and warm / very warm day with sunny periods / spells and varying amounts of light cloud. Clouds increasing from the west during the afternoon.

Top temperatures lower than yesterday's at around 23.5 to 24.5C,

Winds from a W / WSW direction will be light increasing to brisk at times.

A dry and warm evening with further sunny spells and varying amounts of cloud. Staying dry overnight with plenty of clear spells.

Minimum temperatures 14 to 13C,

Winds from a WSW direction will be light to very light.

 The temperature at 0540BST was 15.6C humidity 72% and the barometric pressure 1013.4mb's and rising.

Top temperature yesterday was 29.5C

Last wind gust was 11mph WSW,

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 so far for July is zero.

Rain so far this year is 306.4mm

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 0540BST Tuesday

  A further update will be made at 8.0pm

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