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    14°C 12°C
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    14°C 12°C
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Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: New 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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Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 16:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Breezy and cloudy with patchy rain or drizzle.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy and breezy overnight with patchy outbreaks of rain or drizzle, mainly across northern hills and western facing slopes. It will be drier in the south, with some clear spells possible. Milder than last night. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

A breezy and generally cloudy day, but some brighter spells are possible across the far south. Occasional outbreaks of rain may be heavy at times, especially later across northern hills. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain clears southeastwards on Friday with brighter, windier conditions and a few showers following and persisting into Saturday. Remaining windy on Sunday with some more persistent rain possible.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally cloudy and mild, with some rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy and mild for most with occasional rain in places. This will be most persistent in the northwest, whilst drizzle spreads eastwards across southwestern areas. Generally drier in the east, with some clear spells. Fairly windy in the north.

Thursday:

Breezy and largely cloudy with some persistent rain in the west/northwest, and drizzle across the south. Although, there will be some brighter interludes in the east, and far northwest later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain across England and Wales on Friday, will clear southeast by early Saturday. Brighter conditions follow, although with occasional showers, heavy in the northwest. Windy, with gales in the north.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 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: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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