Essex weather: Chelmsford, Southend, Harlow, Colchester, Basildon in for rainy day according to Met Office forecast

Essex is set for a wet and miserable day as rain and cloud cover arrive after the weekend’s glorious sunshine. Most of the county will experience rain at points during the day, surrounded by cloud and lower temperatures (May 23).

Some parts of Essex, including Southend and Basildon, have already started seeing rainfall early in the morning, while Chelmsford and Colchester, among other places, will feel the rain from 10am or so, according to the Met Office. Temperatures are due to be cooler today after the blistering highs of Saturday and Sunday, with the county reaching highs of 20C but settling at around 15C.

The Met Office weather forecast for the East of England, which encompasses Essex, says: “Mostly fine start but with some outbreaks of rain in the south. Rain becoming more widespread through the morning, with heavy bursts by the afternoon. Some far western parts staying dry. Maximum temperature 20C.”

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We have put together a list of the weather in key Essex locations for today below. All of the forecasts have been taken from the Met Office website. Up-to-date forecasts are available from 5am each day.

Basildon

Cloudy in the morning, with rain forecast from 9am but due to arrive in earnest at 11am. Highs of 15C. Medium UV, low pollen.

Brentwood

Rain from 10am, clearing up a little in the afternoon but another chance of a downpour at 8pm. Highs of 15C and lows of 12C. Medium UV rays and low pollen.

Chelmsford

Cloudy first thing, rain between 11am and 4pm. Chance of sun and showers at 8pm. Highs of 15C and lows of 12C. Medium UV rays and low pollen.

Colchester

Rain from 10am, lasting for most of the day, with occasional showers again in the evening. Highs of 15C. Medium UV, low pollen.

Harlow

Cloudy for most of the day, with rain predicted between 1pm and 2pm. Highs of 17C and lows of 12C. Medium UV rays and low pollen.

Saffron Walden

Cloudy all day. Rain between 2pm and 4pm. Highs of 16C and lows of 12C. Medium UV rays and low pollen.

Southend

Rain for most of the day, clearing up at around 6pm. Highs of 15C and lows of 13C. Medium UV rays and low pollen.

Thurrock

Rain from 10am through to 4pm. Highs of 16C and lows of 13C. Medium UV rays and low pollen.

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