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  • Fri Friday
    27°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    24°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    18°C 13°C
    Light shower day
  • Mon Monday
    21°C 15°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 14°C
    Cloudy
Friday
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 21:18 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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WNW 9 16 WNW 8 15 WNW 9 16 WNW 9 17 W 12 25 W 13 25 W 13 25 W 10 17 WSW 7 15
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:17 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
Monday
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NE 6 12 NNE 6 12 NNE 6 10 NNE 6 15 NNW 8 18 NNW 11 22 NW 10 21 NNW 7 14
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:14 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1300 on Fri 25 Jul 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

Dry, fine, and sunny. Remaining warm.

Today:

Another fine, dry and warm day is expected with just a little cloud developing in places, mainly during the afternoon. Winds remaining light throughout the day. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Tonight:

Mostly dry and clear through the overnight period. Winds will remain light, perhaps leading to the odd spot of rural mist by dawn. Minimum Temperature 16C.

Saturday:

Dry at first, with sunny spells. However cloud will increase in the afternoon brinigng the risk of showers. Most places staying warm, but feeling cooler than recently along the coast. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cooler and cloudier on Sunday with showery outbreaks of rain spreading south and a freshening breeze. Turning drier and brighter during Monday and Tuesday with variable cloud and sunny spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine, dry and staying very warm.

Today:

Any early mist and fog will burn back to the northeast coastline, leaving a fine, dry and warm day across much of the country. However locally heavy afternoon showers are likely in the southeast, perhaps with thunder.

Tonight:

Mostly dry and clear at first, however cloud will gradually spread into the far northwest bringing outbreaks of rain. Low cloud and mist will also return to some eastern parts.

Saturday:

Fine, dry and warm for most, especially central England.However cloud and rain will continue to move into northwestern parts, whilst the odd shower is also likely elsewhere.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cooler and cloudier Sunday with showery outbreaks of rain spreading south. Breezier. Mostly dry Monday and Tuesday in the south, with variable cloud and sunny spells. Northern parts staying unsettled.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 to Friday 8 Aug 2014:

Many parts will be dry and fine to start this period, although rain or showers look likely to affect the north where it will be cloudier and breezier, with isolated showers in the south. Temperatures should vary from around average in the north to above average in the south, where it may be locally very warm. The start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions, with rain or showers in the north becoming more widespread. However, it will remain on the warm side, especially across the south where the best of any drier, brighter weather is most probable. The weather looks broadly similar for the following week, although there are indications that drier, sunnier periods in the south may become more prevalent.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Aug 2014 to Saturday 23 Aug 2014:

There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 25 Jul 2014

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Preston Sunny intervals 53.763 -2.7017
Manchester Sunny day 53.479 -2.2465
Kendal Sunny day 54.3279 -2.7449
Leeds Sunny day 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Sunny day 53.0428 -2.9911
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Sheffield Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
York Sunny intervals 53.9621 -1.0789
Darlington Sunny day 54.5235 -1.5579
Douglas (Isle of Man) Sunny day 54.1518 -4.484
Caernarfon Sunny day 53.1393 -4.2727
Carlisle Sunny day 54.8924 -2.9315
Nottingham Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Newtown (Powys) Sunny day 52.5118 -3.3118
Birmingham Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny day 54.9781 -1.6162
Hull Sunny day 53.7492 -0.3471
Lincoln Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Dumfries Sunny day 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 11.

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