Our South Benfleet forecast page details local weather conditions for today, tonight, and tomorrow from our team of forecasters at Essex Weather. Access to rainfall radar and lightning maps are shown towards the bottom of the page.
An extended long-range weather forecast covering the next 7, 10, and 30-day period is available on our month ahead forecast page.
Short Range Forecast
Medium Range Forecast
Daily Weather Outlook
Severe Weather Warnings
Flood Warnings and Alerts
Flood Warnings and Alerts
The link below shows all current flood alerts, flood warnings and severe flood warnings issued for Essex by the Environment Agency.
Weather and Health
A five-day national and regional pollen forecast is available from the Met Office with expertise from the University of Worcester.
A five-day national and local pollution forecast is available from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
The Heat-Health Alert service operates from 1st June to 15th September each year, in association with UK Health Security Agency.
Radar and Lightning Maps
The link below shows animated rainfall radar images at 5-minute intervals of South Benfleet and the rest of Essex over the past 90 minutes.
Different colours indicate how heavy precipitation is that is falling to the ground. For example, areas of yellow and orange show heavy rainfall (or snowfall in winter). Thunderstorms are often indicated by red or pink colours.
The link below enables weather observers to track thunderstorms in and around southeast England and the near Continent.
The lightning data is shown on a map in real-time, but depending on server load (especially during severe weather outbreaks), there may be a delay between 3 and 10 seconds before each new strike appears.
Weather In South Benfleet
Our forecasters update the written short-range and medium-range weather forecasts throughout the day. They include the latest output from the Met Office UKV and ECMWF numerical weather prediction models. These kilometre-scale forecasting models produce significantly improved weather forecasts and pinpoint features such as thunderstorms, fog, and snow.
A graphical weather outlook for the next four days is presented for South Benfleet and is based upon the latest run of the ECMWF computer model. Updated twice daily, this forecast provides a view of expected daily weather conditions for the South Benfleet area, including predicted minimum and maximum temperatures.
South Benfleet Weather History
Benfleet has suffered from severe flooding on several occasions due to the weather, and it's a coastal location. By far, the worst was during the disastrous floods of 1953, when the people of Benfleet were witnesses to such severe flooding that the whole of Canvey Island was submerged. The 1953 weather was the cause of many deaths in Essex. The severity of the flooding eventually led to a new network of defences designed to protect the Thameside areas and London from flooding for "a 1000 years". The Benfleet flood barrier is an integral part of these defences, and whilst we all hope that the weather conditions of 1953 are never repeated, the defences should help guard against the scale of death and damage witnessed.
Important: Whilst we provide a comprehensive daily weather forecast service for Essex, we urge visitors to check the Met Office website today for any severe weather warnings and the Environment Agency website for any flood warnings that may affect South Benfleet and the surrounding areas.
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