Today's   Forecast

Saturday 20th  April

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Rain radar is clear for all of southern UK

  Infrared and visual satellite images showing clear spells and varying amounts of cloud over the SE. The cloud is coming in from the N / NNE.

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 fresh start (5.0C but was 4.2C)  today will be dry with bright /  sunny spells and varying amounts of cloud. UV and pollen both medium

Top temperatures 11.5 to13C but feeling rather chilly in a light and then brisk NW / N breeze,

A dry but chilly evening with further bright / sunny spells. Staying dry after dark and overnight with clear periods later clear spells.

Chilly with minimum temperatures 4 to 3C.

Winds from a N / NNE later N / NNW will be light to brisk at first moderating light by mid to late evening.

     The temperature at 0657BST was 5.0C previously 4.2C, humidity 69% and the  barometric pressure 1027.0mb's and rising

Top temperature yesterday was 14.5C

Last gust was 6mph NW

 Rain  for January was 49.0mm

Rain  for February was 97.1mm

Rain for March was 58.9mm

Rain yesterday was 3.4mm

Rain so far for April is 30.6mm

Rain year to date is 235.2mm

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 0657BST Saturday

Next update at 5.0pm