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Preston

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  • Mon Monday
    21°C 15°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    18°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    19°C 15°C
    Light shower day
  • Fri Friday
    17°C 14°C
    Heavy rain
Monday
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
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WNW 4 9 WNW 4 10 W 4 10 WSW 4 8 WSW 4 9 WSW 4 9 SW 4 9 WSW 4 10 WSW 5 10 W 7 13 W 9 16 W 10 16 W 10 16 W 10 17 WNW 10 17 WNW 11 20 NW 12 21 NW 13 23 NW 13 24 NW 13 24 WNW 12 21 WNW 10 19 WNW 9 17 WNW 9 16
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:14 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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WNW 8 16 WNW 9 17 W 9 18 W 13 23 W 16 29 W 17 31 W 18 33 WSW 14 27 WSW 10 19
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81% 83% 81% 86% 84% 82% 75% 74% 82%
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 21:12 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
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WSW 9 17 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 16 WSW 10 19 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 26 SW 12 22 SW 9 16
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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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Issued at: 2200 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Mostly dry but increasingly cloudy. A little less warm.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a pleasantly warm and mostly sunny evening and it will stay dry overnight with lengthy clear periods. Some patchy low cloud will develop in places towards the end of the night. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Tuesday:

After some early sunshine, mainly in the south, it will turn cloudy for a time with few outbreaks of rain. Most places will stay dry, although feeling less warm. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming increasingly unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers. These may be locally heavy with a risk of a spell of heavier rain later on Friday.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming clear and dry for many. Rain in northwest later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy showers in the far southeast will slowly clear away overnight, then leaving most places dry with long clear periods. Northwestern areas will become increasingly cloudy though, with occasional rain and drizzle.

Tuesday:

Increasingly breezy with scattered showers in northwestern parts. Elsewhere, mostly dry and bright, but turning cloudier with patchy light rain spreading southeast. Rather warm, especially in the southeast.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Showers in the north and west Wednesday and Thursday spreading into many other areas Friday. Warm in the south and east, cooler elsewhere, especially in the north Wednesday when breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 28 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: 1700 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Mon 2200

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Preston Clear night 53.763 -2.7017
Manchester Clear night 53.479 -2.2465
Kendal Partly cloudy night 54.3279 -2.7449
Leeds Clear night 53.8011 -1.547
Wrexham Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911
Stoke-on-Trent Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Sheffield Partly cloudy night 53.3809 -1.4686
York Clear night 53.9621 -1.0789
Darlington Clear night 54.5235 -1.5579
Douglas (Isle of Man) Clear 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 Light rain 52.4859 -1.889
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.9781 -1.6162
Hull Clear night 53.7492 -0.3471
Lincoln Partly cloudy night 53.2304 -0.539
Dumfries Partly cloudy night 55.0708 -3.6038
Whitby Partly cloudy 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