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  • Tue Tuesday
    19°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    19°C 14°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 13°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 13°C
    Heavy shower day
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:14 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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WNW 8 16 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 14 WNW 8 16 W 9 18 W 9 19 W 10 19 W 11 20 W 12 21 W 13 23 W 15 25 W 15 26 W 15 26 W 15 27 W 15 27 W 16 27 W 16 27 W 15 27 WSW 15 26 WSW 14 25 WSW 13 23 WSW 12 21 WSW 10 19 WSW 10 18
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 21:12 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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35% 35% 20% 15% 45% 65% 65% 65% 55%
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WSW 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 8 14 WSW 8 15 WSW 13 24 WSW 13 26 WSW 14 27 WSW 12 23 SW 9 18
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Sunrise: 05:23 Sunset: 21:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Friday
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Breezy on Wednesday with bright spells and some showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Most areas will remain fine and dry tonight with some clear spells. However, there is an increasing risk of a few showery outbreaks of rain across the northwest as the night progresses. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Wednesday:

A breezy day with variable amounts of cloud. Some showers are likely, mainly across northern and western parts of the region, but bright or sunny spells developing in between. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Becoming increasingly unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. These may be locally heavy with thunder and may also merge to give some longer spells of rain.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Breezy with showers in northwest. Otherwise largely fine and dry.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. A band of fragmenting cloud will gradually clear southeastwards to leave a largely fine and dry night elsewhere with some clear spells.

Wednesday:

Most places fine and dry with bright or sunny spells, best of the sunshine in the south and east. Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, some heavy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 12 Aug 2014:

Remaining changeable, with showers or longer spells of rain likely across the northwest of the UK to start Sunday. Just a few showers possible elsewhere, locally heavy. On Monday, rain probably returning from the west, heavy at times in the west, but may not reach some eastern areas during the day. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest, then a risk of gales in some exposed western parts into the middle of next week.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 13 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 27 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Preston

Location: 53.763, -2.7017

Altitude: 30m above mean sea level

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