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    15°C 5°C
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Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: First quarter 1 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1100 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Windy, with variable cloudy and sunny spells.

Today:

It will be a windy day with variable cloud and bright or sunny spells. There will be some patchy outbreaks of drizzle too, these mainly on the hills in the morning with most other places staying dry. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

Remaining windy overnight with variable cloud and some patchy outbreaks of drizzle. These most likely over hills, with some hill fog too. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Sunday:

Another windy day with some bright or sunny spells, but also rather cloudy at times with patchy rain or drizzle. This may turn more persistent in the north later. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cloudy and windy Monday with light rain, mainly affecting the north. Winds and rain ease, slowly moving south on Tuesday and Wednesday, with brighter, cooler conditions following for the north.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with frequent showers northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Frequent showers will push across northwest Scotland, often heavy. It will be windy here too, with coastal severe gales. Variable cloud and sunny spells elsewhere, with a few showers, these mainly in the west.

Tonight:

Persistent heavy rain will arrive in northwest Scotland. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales continuing across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

The very wet and windy weather continues across the northwest. Generally windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east, with some patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Wet and windy northwest Monday, drier elsewhere. Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, giving cloud and drizzle for south Britain Wednesday. Drier, chillier weather follows further north.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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