Today's  Forecast   


Saturday 15th December

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

Although rain radar is clear for the SE at the moment just a little way out to the SW there is a band of rain moving  ENE towards SW Essex.

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing cloudy skies over the SE. The cloud is coming in from the WNW.

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,

Today will remain cloudy and cold. Dry for most of the morning before outbreaks of rain arrive from the WSW and continue on / off throughout the afternoon.

Top temperatures eventually reaching 3.5 to 4C but feeling bitterly cold in a light and then brisk ESE / SE breeze which may increase further to brisk / strong around mid afternoon. 

A mostly dry evening with any remaining rain soon clear away to the ENE. Staying dry overnight with clear skies.

Minimum temperatures 3C but rising rising overnight,

Winds fro a SS / SSE later S / SSW / SW direction will be brisk at first but moderating slightly overnight,

 The temperature at 0701GMT was ( 1.3C) humidity 76% and the barometric pressure 1018.9mb's and falling,,

Top temperature yesterday was 4.1C

Last wind gust was 14mph ESE

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  for May was 64.5mm

Rain for June was only 0.6mm which i believe is the driest since records began

Rain  for July was 21.1mm

Rain for August was 70.0mm

Rain  for September was  28.4mm

Rain  for October was 36.4mm

Rain for November was 96.8mm

Rain so far for December is 23.9mm

Rain so far this year is 583.8mm

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 0701GMT Saturday

A further update will be made at 4.0pm