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  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    18°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    19°C 14°C
    Light shower day
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 14°C
    Heavy rain
  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 12°C
    Heavy shower day
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:14 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 21:12 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:23 Sunset: 21:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: First quarter -999 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0200 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Variable amounts of cloud with some patchy rain. Feeling fresher.

Today:

After some early sunshine, it will turn increasingly cloudy through the morning with the risk of some outbreaks of mainly light rain. However, during the afternoon the cloud will tend to break allowing some bright or sunny spells to return. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Tonight:

Most areas will remain fine and dry with clear spells. However, there is an increasing risk of some scattered showers across the northwest as the night progresses. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Wednesday:

A breezy day with variable amounts of cloud. Some showers are possible, mainly across northern and western counties with some bright or sunny spells developing in between. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Becoming increasingly unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. These may be locally heavy with thunder and may also merge to give some longer spells of rain.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mainly fine. Some rain in the north and west.

Today:

Eastern and southern England remaining fine, dry and warm with plenty of sunny spells. Generally cloudier further north and west with some fragmenting patchy rain moving slowly southeastwards through the day. Scattered showers moving into the far northwest later.

Tonight:

Remaining breezy in the northwest with further showers. The band of fragmenting cloud gradually clearing southeastwards to leave a fine and dry night elsewhere with clear spells and light winds.

Wednesday:

Most places fine and dry with sunny spells, Still breezy in the northwest with scattered showers, most frequent across parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and southern Scotland.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Showers in the north and west on Thursday, elsewhere generally fine and dry. Turning increasingly unsettled through Friday and Saturday across all areas with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Aug 2014 to Monday 11 Aug 2014:

Changeable this weekend with showers and or more prolonged periods of rain affecting most areas. On Saturday, rain, occasionally heavy and perhaps thundery, will clear away eastwards, with brighter conditions but also scattered showers then following. Further showers on Sunday with a chance of more persistent rain reaching some western areas later. The unsettled theme then continues into next week, conditions perhaps turning breezier then, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures should be generally near normal for the time of year, although perhaps on the warm side towards the south and east.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 26 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during mid-August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 29 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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