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  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    17°C 10°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    20°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 14°C
    Cloudy
Sunday
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Sunrise: 06:17 Sunset: 20:04 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 20:02 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 19:57 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 19:54 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0200 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Mostly fine today but cloud and rain arriving overnight.

Today:

The odd light shower cannot be ruled out, but for much of the day it is going to be fine with light winds and sunny spells, making it feel quite warm at times. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Tonight:

After a fine evening, a band of rain is set to spread in from the northwest overnight, bringing low cloud and hill fog. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Monday:

A dull and misty start with hill fog and outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Drier and brighter conditions should spread in from the northwest through the day. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Whilst it should stay generally dry, it may be often rather cloudy. Temperatures are going to climb though, which means it will feel warm in any bright or sunny spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly fine, before cloud and rain arrives from the northwest.

Today:

A mostly fine day for many with light winds and sunny spells which will make it feel quite warm at times. Cloud and rain will spread into the northwest later, bringing freshening winds.

Tonight:

Occasional rain and drizzle with extensive low cloud and hill fog will continue to spread south and east to most parts. Clearer and drier conditions will follow into the northwest.

Monday:

Dull across much of England and Wales with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. The brighter conditions in the northwest should continue to slowly spread southeastwards, probably not reaching the southeast.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

There should be plenty of dry weather; however it is likely to be often rather cloudy. Temperatures should climb slightly making it feel warm in any bright or sunny spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Saturday 13 Sep 2014:

Dry for many Thursday and Friday with variable cloud amounts and some sunny spells once early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland and the south of England may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. However, through the weekend, there is likely to be an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading from the west. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas will see the best of the drier and bright weather, especially later in the period. Temperatures ranging from near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

UK Outlook for Sunday 14 Sep 2014 to Sunday 28 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Sun 31 Aug 2014

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