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Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 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

Milder but rather cloudy with brisk winds and occasional rain.

Today:

It is going to be a milder but rather cloudy day with brisk winds and outbreaks of rain. The rain may turn heavier and more persistent at times, particularly towards western hills. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

The outbreaks of rain may still be heavy at times as they push southeastwards through the night. The rain should turn more persistent through the early hours, with strengthening winds. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Friday:

The zone of wet weather will clear eastwards during the morning. Drier and much brighter conditions should spread from the west, across parts through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

It is going to remain breezy with temperatures generally near normal. There should be some dry and perhaps bright spells, but also showery outbreaks of rain.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some brightness, but outbreaks of rain for many. Milder.

Today:

A milder but rather cloudy day for most, with occasional rain almost anywhere. More persistent rain over west/northwest Scotland, this edging towards central Britain later. A few brighter interludes in the south/east, and the far northwest later.

Tonight:

Mild for many; further rain and low cloud in southern and central areas. Clearer but breezy weather should edge south across the northwest, into central parts by dawn.

Friday:

Some early rain in the southeast, with a further zone of rain, occasionally heavy, spreading eastwards across England and Wales. Much brighter weather following but showers for northwestern coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers or rain in the northwest, possibly thundery. More in the way of drier weather elsewhere; brightest towards the south and east. Generally mild, but windy, especially towards the northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 5 Nov 2014:

The south is likely to see settled conditions on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and strong winds continuing further north. A north-south split looks most likely to develop by the middle of next week. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in the rain. By the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may rise further, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods with some sunshine, but with a greater risk of overnight and morning fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 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 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 seeing 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: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

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