TOnight's   FORECAST


Thursday 21st November

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

Rain radar is showing some blue patches just to the south of us these are moving northwards.

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing mainly cloudy skies over are region. The cloud is coming in from the south.

 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 microsferics 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

A dry, cloudy start to the evening before outbreaks of patchy rain / showers arrives from the south by mid to late evening. Rain clearing to scattered showers overnight.

Minimum temperatures 6 to 5C,

Winds from an E direction will remain light.  

A dry start for tomorrow with some bright / sunny spells at first. The rest of the day will remain unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers some of which will be heavy at times.

Top temperatures higher than today's at around 8.5 to 9C

Winds from a SE  / SSE later SE direction will be light to brisk     . 

   The temperature at 8.43pm was (6.6C) humidity 85% and barometric pressure  1001.0mb's and falling..

Top temperature was 6.2C

Last wind gust was 12mph ESE

 Rain  for January was zero

Rain for February was 37.9mm

Rain  for March was 70.3mm

Rain  for April was 15.5mm

Rain for May was 30.2mm

Rain for June was 95.8mm

Rain for July was 51.8mm

Rain for August was 51.8mm

Rain  for September was 77.0mm

Rain for October was 89.8mm

Rain so far for November is 38.2mm

 Rain year to date is 580.9mm

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 8.43pm Thursday

Further update will be made at 0645GMT