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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:17 Moon phase: Third quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2200 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Fairly cloudy and damp but much clearer by Sunday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud will thicken and lower once again across eastern parts of the region, with patchy mist and hill fog, and perhaps some drizzle overnight. It will remain mostly dry, with clear spells further west. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Saturday:

Early mist will clear, however, it will be rather cloudy with some patchy rain. It will become brighter and fresher from the north later though, with a clearer night ahead. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine on Sunday and Monday with sunny spells, although cooler with chilly nights. Turning cloudier late on Monday and through Tuesday with some rain and a strengthening breeze.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Further scattered thunderstorms across southern Britain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Further scattered, heavy and thundery downpours are likely across southern parts of the UK, with clear spells and some patchy rain further north. Low cloud will affect eastern areas again but it is not expected to be as foggy.

Saturday:

Cloudy and drizzly at first in northeastern parts of the UK, but brighter, fresher conditions will gradually spread south. Otherwise largely dry with isolated thundery showers in the south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine with sunny spells on Sunday. Rain reaching northwestern Britain on Monday, turning patchier and spreading to central areas on Tuesday. Temperatures nearer normal with chilly nights.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Sep 2014 to Friday 3 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. These damp conditions will spread southwards with rain weakening, and some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Saturday 18 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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