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  • Sat Saturday
    15°C 10°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    16°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    15°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    17°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    17°C 13°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:10 Sunset: 20:13 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0500 on Sat 23 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Fine and often sunny. Isolated showers. Cold tonight.

Today:

A generally fine day with sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. Scattered showers are likely affect parts of the south at first, but also the Pennines later in the day. Although most places should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

Any lingering showers will fade away leaving a dry, clear and unseasonably cold night. This could lead to a grass frost in prone rural spots. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Sunday:

A chilly start, but soon feeling warmer for many with plenty of sunshine. However some thin high cloud will then spread in from the southwest during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Unsettled Bank Holiday Monday, with outbreaks of rain, heaviest and most frequent in the south. Turning drier, brighter but also breezy Tuesday, and into Wednesday. However further rain possible later.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 23 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Fine and often sunny. Isolated showers. Cold tonight.

Today:

A fine, dry and often sunny day for most. However isolated showers are likely, especially across central and eastern areas. These could turn heavy with a risk of thunder during the afternoon. Best of the drier weather in the southwest.

Tonight:

Any lingering showers will fade away leaving a dry, clear and unseasonably cold night. This could lead to a grass frost in prone rural spots.

Sunday:

Bright but chilly start. Cloud will spread northeastwards bringing rain to southwestern parts and Northern Ireland by evening. Warmer, with the best of the sunshine across northern and eastern parts.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Outbreaks of rain Monday, although much of Scotland remaining dry. Starting wet, then turning drier, brighter but also breezy Tuesday, and into Wednesday. However further rain probably spreading northeast later.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 23 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 to Friday 5 Sep 2014:

Rather unsettled in the south for the latter part of next week, whilst northern areas will generally see drier and brighter weather. A quieter start to next weekend, though the general trend is for more changeable conditions later with heaviest and most persistent rain in the west, winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. Wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Saturday 20 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 23 Aug 2014

Weather Map

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