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Local Forecast

Issued from the Essex Weather Centre
at 05:17 on Saturday, 17th March 2018


Unseasonably cold and cloudy with a bitter wind. Spells of mostly light snow this morning. Drier for a time around midday before further spells of snow develop. Some significant accumulations are possible late in the day.

Maximum temperature: 0 deg C
Wind: North-East 21 mph, gusting 37 mph

Saturday Night

Overcast with spells of snow, this locally heavy, especially across Southern parts of Essex where significant accumulations may occur. However, along the coast the snow may turn to sleet at times.

Minimum temperature: -3 deg C
Wind: North-East 17 mph, gusting 31 mph


Windy, especially along the coast and feeling bitterly cold. Spells of snow initially, these gradually becoming lighter and by early afternoon.

Maximum temperature: 0 deg C
Wind: North-East 17 mph, gusting 31 mph

Monday to Wednesday

Mostly dry on Monday with bright or sunny spells, but scattered wintry showers for Tuesday and Wednesday. Bitterly cold and strong winds for Monday, but then lighter winds thereafter. Overnight frosts.

Sunrise: 06:09 | Sunset: 18:06

Forecast Information

Our written short range forecasts are updated throughout the day by our team of meteorologists and include the latest output from the Met Office UKV and Euro4 numerical weather prediction models. These kilometre-scale forecasting models produce significantly improved forecasts and pinpoint features such as thunderstorms and snow.

A graphical outlook for the next six days is shown and is based upon the latest run of the ECMWF computer model. Updated daily, this forecast provides a view of expected weather conditions including predicted temperature, wind speed and rainfall amounts.

Chief Forecaster