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Issued at: 1600 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Occasional bright or sunny spells and isolated showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will remain breezy with variable amounts of cloud and some showers, these most likely across Cumbria and Lancashire. The best of the clear spells will be across southern counties where it will turn locally chilly in rural parts. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Saturday:

Rather windy with variable amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells. However, there will be a few showers too, particularly in the north during the morning. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Windy with occasional bright spells and showers on Sunday and Monday. More persistent rain will arrive from the northwest on Tuesday, but winds should ease. Temperatures a little above average.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing the southeast. Windy and showery in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will slowly clear southeastern England this evening. A dry night will follow, bar the odd coastal shower, with clear spells allowing the odd fog patch to form. Windy in the northwest with coastal gales and frequent showers.

Saturday:

Frequent showers and strong winds will continue across western Scotland with severe gales affecting coastal areas. Less windy and showery elsewhere, with the best of the sunshine across eastern areas.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very wet and windy in the northwest Sunday and Monday. Rain pushes southeastwards on Tuesday with cooler, brighter conditions following. Drier and mild further south, but with isolated drizzly outbreaks.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 Nov 2014:

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

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

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