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  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 10°C
    Heavy rain
  • Fri Friday
    15°C 10°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Sat Saturday
    15°C 9°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    16°C 10°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    16°C 12°C
    Heavy rain
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Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:27 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:25 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Rain clearing overnight. Mild, brighter and drier tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of showery rain, possibly heavy at times, will gradually clear southwards through the evening. Clearer and cooler conditions will spread from the north with some showers later. It will be breezy, particularly around the coasts. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Friday:

A better day than Thursday for most, it will be generally dry and bright with long sunny spells and isolated showers. It will be cool again in a northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly dry and fine with sunny spells, apart from the odd shower at first, and cold nights on Saturday and Sunday. Wet and windy weather spreads eastwards on Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showery rain clearing south overnight. Sunshine and showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Less chilly than recent nights for southern parts with cloud and outbreaks of showery rain, possibly heavy at times, becoming confined to the southeast. Clearer and cooler conditions in the north with scattered showers, mainly in the far north.

Friday:

Cloud and showery outbreaks of rain across southeastern areas, clearing in the morning. Sunny spells and a few showers following, most frequent in the northeast. Another cool day.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny periods on Saturday with showers mainly in northern and eastern areas. Cool at first, but mostly fine on Sunday. Outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards on Bank Holiday Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 26 Aug 2014 to Thursday 4 Sep 2014:

Any lingering rain in the far east may clear on Tuesday, there will then be spells of rain or showers through the middle of next week as a mobile westerly pattern becomes established. Winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be close to or slightly below normal, but warm at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Friday 5 Sep 2014 to Friday 19 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Weather Map

Thu 2000

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