Essex Weather Forecast: Today’s weather for Chelmsford, Southend, Harlow, Colchester, Basildon and more as it turns cool and cloudy with possible rain

Essex is forecast for a much cooler and cloudier day today (May 7) after yesterday’s sunshine and highs of 22C. The latest Met Office weather forecast suggests Essex will feel temperatures dropping above 5°C, with a chance of early morning rain and dark gray clouds expected for most of the day.

The start of the week also saw dark clouds and squalls of rain as temperatures remained cool. But yesterday some areas reached highs of 22C and most saw bright sunshine.

The Met Office weather forecast for the east of England, which includes Essex, said: “Rain and drizzle rolling off from the south-east during the morning. Persistent coastal fog to the east where cool, but warm with sunny spells and showers elsewhere. Mainly cloudy in the evening. High temperature 19°C.”

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

Basildon

Chance of rain early on, with clouds settling in for the rest of the day. Temperatures peak at 16°C between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Medium UV rays and high pollen.

Brentwood

Gray and cloudy all day, with a flash of sunshine in the evening around 8 p.m. Temperatures will reach highs of 16C and lows of 12C. Medium UV rays and high pollen.

Chelmsford

Chance of rain between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., overcast and gray until 6 p.m. Highs of 16C, lows of 12C. Medium UV, high pollen.

Colchester

Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. Temperatures reach highs of 15C and lows of 13C. Medium UV rays and high pollen.

Harlow

Gray and overcast all day, with sunny spells from 6 p.m. until nightfall. Temperatures will reach highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C overnight. Medium UV rays and high pollen.

Saffron Walden

Morning rain forecast with dark cloud cover until 4 p.m. Clearing in the afternoon with sunny intervals between 7 and 8 p.m. Temperatures reaching highs of 16C and lows of 12C in the morning. Medium UV rays and high pollen.

Southend

Rain forecast for most of the day with a few gray clouds forecast until 6 p.m. Temperatures reach highs of 15C and lows of 13C. Medium UV rays and high pollen.

Thurrock

Gray clouds for most of the day, with a chance of rain at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Highs of 16C and lows of 13C. Medium UV rays and high pollen.