Today's   Forecast

Thursday 29th February

Rain radar is showing White / blue patches moving E / ENE acr

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing cloudy skies over the SE.  The cloud is coming in from the W

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

After a dry start today will be cloudy with outbreaks patchy rain on / off  moving E across the SE. Some of the rain is likely to become heavy at times.

Top temperatures 11.0C falling to 7C by late afternoon.

Winds from a S /  SSW / SW / WNW later NW direction will be light

A cloudy evening with any remaining rain soon clearing to the E. The rest of the evening and overnight will be dry with clouds breaking to give clearing skies.

Chilly with minimum temperatures 4 to 3C,

Winds variable from a NW / WSW / SW later SSW / SSE direction will be very  light to light

  The temperature at 0710GMT was 10.9C, humidity 84% and the  barometric pressure 1006.0mb's and falling

Top temperature yesterday was 12.7C which was slightly higher than expected

Last gust was12mph SW

Rain  for January was 49.0mm

Rain so far for February is 88.8mm

Rain year to date is 137.8mm

Rain for 2023 was 713.4mm which is above average for this area

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

Rain for 2021 was 642.9mm which is slightly above average  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 0710GMT Thursday

Next update at 6.0pm