Our South Woodham Ferrers 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.
Tide Times and Tidal Curves
View tide times and predicted heights for the next seven days from the UK Hydrographic Office.
Radar and Lightning Maps
The link below shows animated rainfall radar images at 5-minute intervals of South Woodham Ferrers 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 Woodham Ferrers
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 Woodham Ferrers 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 Woodham Ferrers area, including predicted minimum and maximum temperatures.
South Woodham Ferrers Weather History
The weather in 1968 brought Essex the worst flooding that had been seen since the great tidal surge of 1953. The weather had been so bad that the railway network failed between Wickford and Rayleigh, so a bus service was put in place. The bus driver, Mr David Dockerill, was not to be put off of his task by mere flood water and, on the outskirts of Woodham, he moved his passengers to the top deck of the bus. The weather had created such high water levels that the lower deck was flooded as Mr Dockerill forced the vehicle through the flood waters, but the passengers were safe in the upper deck and were delivered to their destination dry and safe. In 1990, the weather event of the year took place on the 25th of January when a gale of such severity hit the county that on the A12 junction with the A414, at South Woodham Ferrers, seven lorries were blown over, and a passenger was injured when a coach was forced into a ditch.
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 Woodham Ferrers and the surrounding areas.
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