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Preston

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    11°C 8°C
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    13°C 10°C
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Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0900 on Tue 21 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

Sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. Any remaining rain soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder, spread across the region. Showers become wintry over the hills in Cumbria. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated and with clear skies developing overnight. It will be cold and a grass frost is possible. Becoming cloudier again in the northwest by dawn. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Wednesday:

Cloud spreads across the region with rain moving east later in the morning. It will be milder than on Tuesday. Winds will be lighter than Tuesday, but still breezy. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy but staying cloudy with rain, mostly over hills, but this more widespread for a time on Friday. Drier and clearer Saturday but becoming windy again.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast, then sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. The rain from overnight soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spread across the UK. Showers become wintry over the hills in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated overnight, with clear skies developing across much of the UK. Cold with a grass frost possible in places. Further rain in the far northwest by dawn.

Wednesday:

Becoming cloudy across the UK but with rain moving east across northern parts. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Windy for all with gales in the north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy with rain in western parts Thursday and some more widespread rain over England and Wales Friday. A brighter day here Saturday. Windy with blustery showers throughout in northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 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. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. 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 Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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