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Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Breezy, increasingly cloudy with some rain in the afternoon.

Today:

After a mainly dry, bright and locally chilly start, cloud will thicken, with outbreaks of patchy rain returning from the west, mainly across northern areas. Breezy, but with much lighter winds than on Tuesday, and feeling less cold. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

Cloudy and breezy with patchy outbreaks of rain, mainly across northern hills. Drier with some clear spells possible across southern areas. Milder that the previous night. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

A breezy and generally cloudy day, but some brighter spells are likely in southern areas. Occasional outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy at times, mainly across northern hills. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain clearing southeastwards Friday morning with brighter, windier conditions and a few showers following. Some more persistent rain possible Sunday

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy in north. Drier, but increasingly cloudy elsewhere.

Today:

A dry, bright and chilly start for many southern and eastern areas, though it will turn cloudier through the day. Rain and strengthening winds will return to Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England, turning heavy at times over western hills.

Tonight:

Generally cloudy with a few clear spells in the southeast and occasional rain in the west, persistent in some northwestern areas. A milder night, but remaining windy in the north.

Thursday:

A generally breezy and cloudy day with some brighter spells in the south and east. Sporadic outbreaks of rain, mainly in the west, persistent in the northwest. Temperatures above normal.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A band of rain will push southeast through Friday, clearing southeast England early Saturday. Then all parts brighter with occasional showers, more rain in the northwest later. Becoming very windy.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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Preston Cloudy 53.763 -2.7017
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.2465
Kendal Partly cloudy night 54.3279 -2.7449
Leeds Clear night 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Sheffield Cloudy 53.3809 -1.4686
York Clear night 53.9621 -1.0789
Darlington Clear night 54.5235 -1.5579
Douglas (Isle of Man) Overcast 54.1518 -4.484
Caernarfon Partly cloudy night 53.1393 -4.2727
Carlisle Partly cloudy night 54.8924 -2.9315
Nottingham Overcast 52.9545 -1.1565
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.9781 -1.6162
Hull Clear night 53.7492 -0.3471
Lincoln Clear night 53.2304 -0.539
Dumfries Cloudy 55.0708 -3.6038
Whitby Clear night 54.4862 -0.6117

Location Details

Preston

Location: 53.763, -2.7017

Altitude: 30m above mean sea level

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Preston information

Preston is located 220 miles north-west of London, approximately 27 miles north-west of Manchester and about 15 miles east of the coastal town of Blackpool.

The city lies mainly to the north of the River Ribble, while to the north of the settlement itself is the Forest of Bowland area of outstanding natural beauty.

While there is a lot of evidence of archaeology from the surrounding area from Roman and pre Roman times, the settlement was first recorded in the Domesday book (1086) as “Prestune”. It was granted a charter to be a market town in 1179 by King Henry II.

The city was the meeting point of opposing armies in 1648 during the English Civil War) and in 1715 during the Jacobite rebellion.

Textiles have been produced in Preston since the middle of the 13th century, when locally produced wool was woven in people’s houses. The industry grew and developed, particularly as part of the “cotton trade” into the main local employer until entering its period of major decline in the 20th century