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    19°C 11°C
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    13°C 8°C
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Issued at: 0000 on Thu 02 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

Clear and cold tonight. Dry, sunny and increasingly breezy tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a dry night with mostly clear skies and light winds. Consequently, many places will become quite cold, with a risk of localised air frost and fog patches. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Thursday:

After a cold and sunny start, it will remain dry, but is likely to become a little cloudier into the afternoon, when the southwesterly wind will also start to strengthen. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, windy with rain in the far north later. Locally heavy rain moving southeastwards early on Saturday. Cooler and breezy conditions following with sunny spells and occasional heavy showers Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clear chilly night in the north, cloudy and milder elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy with some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds resulting in a cold night with rural grass frosts and localised mist or fog patches possible.

Thursday:

After a cold start in northern areas, mostly dry with sunny spells. Southwesterly winds strengthening with gales in northwest Scotland. Cloudier, warmer elsewhere. Isolated showers in south, but mostly dry.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

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