Today's  Forecast



Monday 24th January

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

Except for the NW of Scotland rain radar is clear for the rest of UK

At the moment I am having trouble uploading / updating my weather forecast

Visual and infrared visual satellite images are still showing cloudy skies over all of southern UK. The cloud is coming in from the SW.

 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

Today will cold but dry with again large amounts of cloud over the region. Despite the cloud some brighter spells are still expected

Top temperatures 5 to 6C,

Winds from an ESE / E / ESE direction will remain very light.

A dry, cold evening and night with again a lot of cloud over the region. Chance of a light frost in places.

Minimum temperatures 3 to 2C

Winds from an ENE / NE later NNE / NNW direction will remain very light  ,

   The temperature at 0648GMT was (4.8C), humidity 74% and barometric pressure  1033.7mb's and rising very slightly

 Top temperature yesterday was 7.1C

 Gust last hour was 1mph ESE

Rain so far for January is 12.6mm

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 measured  in 2011 was 417.5mm which is very low for this area which normally has around 525 to 575mm

Last updated at 0648GMT Monday

Next update will be at 6.0pm