Maldon was the nearest place I could get on the weather widget - get over it! It's only about 4 miles up the road anyway, so it won't make any difference to the weather.
Up-to-date weather and weather warnings for the area can be found on the Environment Agency website.
Information about travel in Essex can be found on the BBC website.
The Blackwater Sailing Club has an online weather station for anyone thinking of sailing on the estuary.
Got a website? Get your Met Office Weather Widget here.