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Issued at: 0400 on Fri 19 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

Dry with some warm sunny spells developing today.

Today:

It will be a dry and bright day for all once overnight mist and murk clears away. Although partly cloudy, there will be some warm spells of sunshine, these mostly in the west. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Cloud will thicken and lower once again across eastern parts with further mist and hill fog overnight. It will remain dry though, with some clear spells further west. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Saturday:

Early mist will clear however it will be rather cloudy with some patchy rain. Becoming brighter and fresher from the north later, with a clearer night ahead. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine Sunday and Monday with sunny spells, although feeling less warm with chilly nights. Turning cloudier in the north on Tuesday with some rain and a strengthening breeze later.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Scattered thunderstorms in south. Remaining dull for some northeastern parts.

Today:

Another misty start for many, particularly eastern areas, brightening up away from the northeast coast, with warm sunny spells developing. Scattered heavy, thundery showers will affect southern and central parts, though many places dry throughout. Showery rain northeast Scotland later.

Tonight:

Showers will tend to become more isolated by evening, but some heavy thundery downpours are still possible in the south. Murky conditions in the east will spread westwards overnight again.

Saturday:

Mist and drizzle at first in northeastern places, but brighter, fresher conditions gradually spreading south later. Otherwise largely dry with isolated thundery showers, mainly in the south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine with sunny spells, though feeling less warm with chilly nights. Cloudier with rain into the far northwest later Monday, this spreading slowly southeastards across Scotland on Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 to Thursday 2 Oct 2014:

At first it should be dry for most with some good sunny spells. Northwestern areas though are likely to be cloudier with some rain or drizzle. It will also be breezy here with the risk of gales in the far northwest. As we go through the week the more unsettled conditions look set to spread across many northern and western parts, with some heavy spells of rain. Southern, and southeastern areas in particularly, are probably going to hold onto the drier and brighter weather with some sunny periods, and perhaps a few showers. Temperatures will be around normal, if not warm in the south and east. The setup looks to remain similar heading into the following week; unsettled in the north and west, some rain in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Oct 2014 to Friday 17 Oct 2014:

The UK is likely to see changeable conditions through this period, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions are expected to be most prolonged across the south and east. 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 in the way of outbreaks of rain. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 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 Overcast 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Sheffield Overcast 53.3809 -1.4686
York Overcast 53.9621 -1.0789
Darlington Overcast 54.5235 -1.5579
Douglas (Isle of Man) Partly cloudy night 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) Fog 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 Overcast 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