Today's  Forecast   

Sunday 21st January

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


Rain radar is showing blue patches moving SE towards the SE.

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.

 Infrared and visual satellite images are showing cloudy skies over all of southern UK. The cloud is coming in from the NW / NNW

After a dry but chilly start (1.1C) today will again be cold and wet with outbreaks of rain reaching SW Essex just after mid morning and continuing on / off for the rest of the day. Some of the rain is likely to be heavy and persistent at times.

Top temperatures eventually reaching 5.5 to 6.0C by mid afternoon.

Winds from SSW / S later SSE / SE will be very light to light..

A cloudy and mild evening with any remaining rain clearing SW Essex by around mid evening. The rest of the evening and overnight will be dry but mostly cloudy.

Minimum temperatures 9 to 8C,

Winds from a SW / WSW later W will be light.

   The temperature at 0750GMT was 1.1C, humidity 92% and the barometric pressure  1015.6mb's and rising slightly

Top temperature yesterday was just 4.1C

Last wind gust was zero

Rain yesterday was 6.1mm

Rain so far for January is 43.7mm

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 0750GMT Sunday

A  further update will be made at 8.0pm