Today's   FORECAST



Wednesday 19th June

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

Rain radar is clear for SW Essex at the moment. Further out to the south coast there are some dark blue patches moving SE. On their present we may miss them

 Although infrared and visual satellite images are showing a lot of cloud over the SE there are areas of thinner cloud with a few breaks in it. The cloud is coming in from the SSW,.

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 mild and dry start to the day with some bright spells. Cloud increasing further from the SSW to bring scattered showers by late morning and through the first part of the afternoon. Some of the showers will be heavy with a high risk of thunderstorms. Rain / showers then gradually fading by mid afternoon onwards to give some bright / brief sunny spells,

Still warm with top temperatures 21 to 22C,

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

A mostly dry evening with some bright / sunny spells. Staying dry after dark and overnight with clear spells,

Minimum temperatures 9 to 8C,

Winds from a WNW / W later WSW direction will very light,

The temperature at 0613BST was (14.1C) humidity 90% and barometric pressure 1006.6m'bs and steady,

Top temperature yesterday was 22.0C

Last wind gust was 6mph NNW,

 Rain  for January was 22.3mm

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 yesterday was 3.0mm

Rain so far for June is 59.9mm

Rain year to date is 236.5mm,

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 0613BST Wednesday,

Further update will be made at 7.0pm