Today's  FORECAST

  

 

Easter Sunday 21st April

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

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

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing clear skies over all of southern UK

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

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 chilly start (5.8C)  today will be dry and very warm with mostly "wall to wall" sunshine. UV levels will be medium 

Top temperatures 22 to 24.0C,

Winds from a NNE / NE / ENE later E / ESE direction will be very light at first increasing to light by late morning.

A dry and warm evening with further unbroken sunshine. Staying dry after dark and overnight with clear skies. Again high chance of mist / fog patches in places.

Minimum temperatures 5.5 to 4.5C,

Winds from an E / ENE direction will be very light to calm,

The temperature at  0656BST was (5.8C) humidity 87% and barometric pressure  is1022.2mb's and falling rapidly,

Top temperature yesterday was 22.6C

Last wind gust was zero.

Rain  for January was 22.3mm

Rain for February was 37.9mm

Rain  for March was 70.3mm

Rain so far for April is 12.2mm

Rain year to date is 142.6mm

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 0656BST Sunday

Further update may be made at 8.0pm

 

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