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Issued at: 0600 on Sat 20 Sep 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

Rather cloudy, with isolated drizzle. Brighter from the north later

Today:

After a dull start, a cloudy day will follow. Sporadic outbreaks of rain or drizzle are possible, however these will become increasingly isolated. Sunny spells are then likely later in the afternoon, especially across Cumbria, as fresher conditions spread south. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Increasingly clear overnight, with any isolated outbreaks of drizzle easing away. Turning cold, especially in rural spots, leading to a few mist or fog patches by dawn. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Sunday:

Any early mist or fog will quickly clear to leave a fine and often sunny day. Some cloud will build later, however it should stay dry with winds remaining light. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Staying fine and often sunny during Monday, but cold overnight. Cloudier Tuesday, with outbreaks of rain and a strengthening breeze. Turning windy with further rain at times Wednesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Thundery showers, becoming confined to east. Turning fresher from northwest.

Today:

Isolated thundery showers will continue across England, before becoming confined to the east by midday. Elsewhere, a dull start will be followed by a cloudy day with occasional rain or drizzle. However northwestern areas will turn brighter and fresher later.

Tonight:

Dry across the north, with clearing skies leading to a cold night. Milder but also cloudy elsewhere, with isolated rain. However fresher and clearer conditions will spread south by dawn.

Sunday:

A fine day with plenty of sunshine, although rather cloudy at first in the far south. Chilly at first, but feeling warm by the afternoon across southern parts. Light winds.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Fine and often sunny across the south and east. However cloudier with rain at times across northern and western parts. Light winds, but turning windy in the northwest by Wednesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 24 Sep 2014 to Friday 3 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. These damp conditions will spread southwards with rain weakening, and some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Saturday 18 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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