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  • Tue Tuesday
    25°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    26°C 16°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    26°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    26°C 14°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    24°C 16°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:25 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 21:18 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1900 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Patchy low cloud clearing to warm sunshine on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

After a fine end to the day with some late evening sunshine, it will remain dry with clear periods overnight. Through the early hours, patchy low cloud may spread into eastern parts, giving some mist and hill fog. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Wednesday:

Any early low cloud will clear rapidly then it will be another dry, fine and very warm day. There will be some patchy cloud, but also plenty of sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Plenty of dry and fine weather, with good sunny spells, but also a risk of isolated daytime showers developing. Very warm, locally hot, perhaps a little cooler on Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very warm and sunny for most on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud in the east will edge westwards into central parts overnight giving some mist and hill fog in places, while showery rain in western Northern Ireland and western Scotland eases. Elsewhere it will remain fine, with some clear periods.

Wednesday:

Mainly fine and very warm or hot with low cloud across central parts becoming confined to northeastern coasts where it will feel cooler. Isolated thundery showers in the southwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Dry and fine for most, but occasional showers in the south, some heavy and thundery. Cloudier in the northwest with occasional rain. Very warm for many, locally hot at first.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Tue 1900

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Preston Sunny day 53.763 -2.7017
Manchester Sunny day 53.479 -2.2465
Kendal Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Leeds Sunny day 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Sunny day 53.0428 -2.9911
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny day 53.0024 -2.178
Sheffield Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
York Sunny day 53.9621 -1.0789
Darlington Sunny day 54.5235 -1.5579
Douglas (Isle of Man) Sunny day 54.1518 -4.484
Caernarfon Sunny day 53.1393 -4.2727
Carlisle Sunny day 54.8924 -2.9315
Nottingham Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Newtown (Powys) Sunny day 52.5118 -3.3118
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny day 54.9781 -1.6162
Hull Sunny day 53.7492 -0.3471
Lincoln Sunny day 53.2304 -0.539
Dumfries Sunny day 55.0708 -3.6038
Whitby Sunny intervals 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 11.

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