Tonight's  Forecast   


Friday 17th August

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

Rain radar is 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 showing a few clear spells with varying amounts of cloud, The cloud is coming in from the NW.

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

A dry, warm and mainly cloudy evening.  Staying dry overnight with clear spells and varying amounts of cloud.

Minimum temperatures 14 to 13C,

Winds from a WSW / SW direction will be brisk at first but moderating down to light by late evening, 

Tomorrow will be dry and warm to very warm. Despite as lot of cloud over the SE there will be bright / sunny spells.

Top temperatures 22.5 tom23.5C,

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

  The temperature at 7.56pm was (20.1C) humidity 59% and the barometric pressure 1019.1mb's and rising slightly,

Top temperature today was 22.3C

Last wind gust was 20mph 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  for July was 21.1mm

Rain yesterday was14.0mm

Rain so far for August is 45.5mm

Rain so far this year is 373.0mm

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 7.56pm Friday

  A further update will be made at 0645BST