Tonight's  Forecast   


Thursday 24th May

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

Rain radar is clear for SW Essex.

Check out the new microsferics lighting detector pages. Go to the right hand side of the Live Data page and click  the "click here"  writing in blue.

   Although Infrared and visual satellite images are showing a lot of cloud over the SE there are some breaks in the cloud. The cloud is coming in from the ESE. Further out across "The Channel" there are dark blue patches which appear to be heading our way.

I am aware that the lightning pages are not updating at the moment. Steve from Merseyside weather is trying to fix it for me. Still not fixed. Seems to be a password / server problem 

We only just missed the rain this afternoon. The large rain band was about 20miles south of SW Essex and moving WNW. 

A dry, warm but rather cloudy evening, despite this some sunny spells are still expected. Staying dry and mild after dark with further clear spells. Cloudy overnight with a high chance of scattered heavy showers and / or thunderstorms coming in from ESE. Rain / storms will be clear of SW Essex before dawn. Chance of mist / fog patches in places.

Minimum temperatures 11.5 to 11C

Winds from a NNW / N later NNE direction will be very light.

A mild, dry but cloudy start for tomorrow. Cloud eventually thinning and breaking to give some bright /  brief sunny spells from late morning onwards. Increasing temperatures during the afternoon may trigger one or two isolated heavy showers in places.

Top temperatures 22.6 to 23.6C

Winds from a NNW / WNW later W direction will be very light.

  The temperature at 6.31pm was  20.0C humidity 63% and the barometric pressure  1017.2mb's and falling slightly

 Top temperature yesterday was 23.0C

Last wind gust was 7mph NNW

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 so far today is 5.3mm

Rain so far for May is 29.2mm

Rain so far this year is 270.5mm

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 6.31pm Thursday

  A further update will be made at 0645BST