Essex weather forecast: Today’s weather for Chelmsford, Southend, Harlow, Colchester, Basildon and more, as thunderstorms forecast

Thunderstorms were forecast for parts of Essex today (May 4). Heavy rain showers and overcast skies are expected to hit the county before the thunderstorms hit.

Thunder and lightning has been forecast for north and west Essex, according to the Met Office, as bad weather is expected to plague Essex for the rest of the week. Temperatures are expected to be relatively warm, however, with county highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C.

The Met Office weather forecast for the east of England, which includes Essex, says: “A little rain on Wednesday morning will turn into showers in the afternoon with some sunshine developing. The showers afternoon should be muggy with a chance of thunder. Feel warmer . Maximum temperature 18C.”

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Below we have listed the weather in the main locations in Essex for today. All forecasts were taken from the Met Office website. Updated forecasts are available from 5am each day.

Basildon

Heavy rain in the morning changing to cloudy at 11 a.m. Highs of 16C and lows of 8C. Average UV rays and average pollen

Brentwood

Heavy rain in the morning changing to overcast around 11 a.m. Highs of 15C and lows of 7C. Average UV rays and average pollen

Chelmsford

Heavy rain in the morning changing to overcast around 11 a.m. Highs of 16C and lows of 8C. Average UV rays and average pollen

Colchester

Heavy rain in the morning changing to overcast around 10 a.m. Highs of 16C and lows of 8C. Average UV rays and average pollen

Harlow

Heavy rain in the morning changing to overcast around 11 a.m. Storm forecast at 3 p.m. Highs of 15C and lows of 7C. Average UV rays and average pollen

Saffron Walden

Heavy rain in the morning changing to thunder in the afternoon at 5 p.m. Highs of 16C and lows of 7C. Average UV rays and average pollen

Southend

Light rain in the morning changing to overcast around 11am. Highs of 15C and lows of 9C. Average UV rays and average pollen

Thurrock

Heavy rain in the morning changing to overcast around 11 a.m. Highs of 16C and lows of 9C. Average UV rays and average pollen

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