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  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    19°C 13°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sat Saturday
    17°C 11°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 19:57 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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ESE 7 13 ESE 7 13 ESE 7 12 ESE 7 12 ESE 7 15 SE 7 16 SE 5 12 ESE 5 11 NE 5 9
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Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 19:54 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 19:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:28 Sunset: 19:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Low cloud breaking to reveal some sunny spells on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a largely fine evening with some late sunny spells. It will remain dry overnight, with light winds. However, areas of low cloud may bring some mist or fog patches overnight, these mainly over the hills. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Wednesday:

Low cloud and any mist patches will lift and break up to leave another mainly dry day, with variable amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Largely fine with variable cloud and sunny spells. However, thicker cloud at times may produce a few spots of light rain or drizzle on occasion. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Settled conditions will persist, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A largely dry evening and night with light winds. However, further areas of low cloud will form overnight with mist or fog patches developing in places, mainly across hills. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower.

Wednesday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift and break during the morning. Otherwise, a mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable amounts of cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some patchy light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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