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    16°C 7°C
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    15°C 11°C
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    18°C 12°C
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    13°C 9°C
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    12°C 10°C
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Sunrise: 07:12 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:14 Sunset: 18:45 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:18 Sunset: 18:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 18:38 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1000 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Rather cloudy with some rain today. Clear and cold tonight.

Today:

There will be a fair amount of cloud with some patchy rain at times, but it will be dry for much of the time. Later in the afternoon, sunnier, drier and fresher conditions will steadily encroach from the northwest. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

It will be a dry night with mostly clear skies and light winds. Consequently, many places will become quite cold, with a risk of localised air frost and fog patches. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Thursday:

After a cold and sunny start, it will remain dry, but is likely to become a little cloudier into the afternoon, when the southwesterly wind will also start to strengthen. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, windy with rain in the far north later. Locally heavy rain moving southeastwards early on Saturday. Then cooler and often breezy with sunny or clear spells and frequent showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Northern parts becoming sunnier, fresher. Elsewhere, cloudier with patchy rain.

Today:

Rather cloudy start with rain in places. Sunnier, fresher conditions spreading eastwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the day, but windy with showers in far northwest. Remaining fairly cloudy elsewhere with patchy rain, but some brighter, warmer spells likely.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy and some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds giving a cold night with rural grass frosts.

Thursday:

After a cold start, Scotland and Northern Ireland mostly dry with sunny spells, but southwesterly winds strengthening. Cloudier across England and Wales with a few showers possible in the south.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There is also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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