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Weather Outlook for Southend and Rochford District


Tuesday: Sunny Intervals, Minimum Temperature: 3°C (38°F) Maximum Temperature: 6°C (43°F)
Maximum Temperature: 6°C (43°F), Minimum Temperature: 3°C (38°F), Wind Direction: Westerly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1017mb, Humidity: 87%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:22 GMT, Sunset: 16:03 GMT
Wednesday: Sunny Intervals, Minimum Temperature: 3°C (38°F) Maximum Temperature: 7°C (45°F)
Maximum Temperature: 7°C (45°F), Minimum Temperature: 3°C (38°F), Wind Direction: South Easterly, Wind Speed: 12mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1012mb, Humidity: 81%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:23 GMT, Sunset: 16:02 GMT
Today: Sunny Intervals, Minimum Temperature: -1°C (30°F) Maximum Temperature: 9°C (48°F)
Maximum Temperature: 9°C (48°F), Minimum Temperature: -1°C (30°F), Wind Direction: North Westerly, Wind Speed: 15mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1014mb, Humidity: 83%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:20 GMT, Sunset: 16:04 GMT yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

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