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  • Fri Friday
    18°C 14°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 14°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 12°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Mon Monday
    19°C 13°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 14°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 1 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0400 on Fri 01 Aug 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

Showery rain, heavy at times, easing later on.

Today:

Showers or rain will soon spread from the west this morning, heavy at times. The rain should start to ease and clear later this afternoon, with a fine evening for most parts. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

Largely dry with clear spells to start the night. Clouding over from the south through the early hours, with outbreaks of rain in the south by dawn. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Saturday:

Rain in the south will spread across all parts during the day. The rain heavy at times, and persisting into the evening and night for many. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Heavy, showery rain on Sunday will gradually ease and clear northwards. Sunshine and a few mainly light showers on Monday. Further heavy showers on Tuesday, possibly thundery at times.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers for many, merging to more persistent rain at times.

Today:

A band of showers and rain across western parts of the UK at first, heavy at times, will spread gradually eastwards, though become increasingly fragmented. Elsewhere, a scattering of showers, but remaining mostly dry, fine and warm in the southeast.

Tonight:

Becoming drier in the north of the UK. Further showery rain will spread across many southern areas, heavy at times, particularly parts of the southeast and east.

Saturday:

Showery rain in the south will spread northwards. The rain heavy at times. Best of any sunshine across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and later the south and southeast of England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Heavy rain in the north on Sunday, clearing from the south later. Sunny spells and scattered showers on Monday. Heavy showers Tuesday, merging in the west.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Aug 2014 to Thursday 14 Aug 2014:

Rain, heavy at times, is likely over western parts early Tuesday, slowly moving east and easing through the day. Further rain is likely in the west on Wednesday, also moving east and easing, but brining strengthening winds to all parts. Remaining predominantly unsettled into the weekend, wettest in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. Conditions then most likely to become more settled in the south until the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east. 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 at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 15 Aug 2014 to Friday 29 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 and western 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: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Weather Map

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Preston Cloudy 53.763 -2.7017
Manchester Cloudy 53.479 -2.2465
Kendal Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Leeds Cloudy 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911
Stoke-on-Trent Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Sheffield Partly cloudy night 53.3809 -1.4686
York Cloudy 53.9621 -1.0789
Darlington Partly cloudy 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 Clear 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 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

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