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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Dry and fine. Very warm or locally hot.

    Today:

    Any patchy low cloud or mist will soon clear through the morning to leave another dry and fine day with plenty of sunny periods. It will become very warm or locally hot into the afternoon, especially along the coast. Maximum Temperature 27C.

    Tonight:

    After a fine end to the day with plenty of evening sunshine, it will remain dry with largely clear skies. Some patchy low cloud may affect the far east later. Minimum Temperature 13C.

    Thursday:

    Across the region it will continue to remain dry and very warm, or even hot for some. There will be plenty of sunny spells as well. Maximum Temperature 26C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Remaining dry, fine and very warm on Friday and for much of Saturday, but some showery rain moving southeastwards later. Less warm on Sunday with occasional showers.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Largely fine and very warm. Isolated thunderstorms in the south.

    Today:

    Many eastern and central parts starting dull, but low cloud soon burning back to northeastern coasts. Isolated thundery showers moving westwards across the south in the afternoon. Otherwise mostly dry, fine and very warm, although cooler along cloudier northeastern coasts.

    Tonight:

    Low cloud, mist and hill fog in northeast returning westwards across some eastern and central parts. Isolated heavy showers, mainly in the southwest, easing. Elsewhere dry with clear periods.

    Thursday:

    Another dry, fine and very warm day for many. Cloud and mist in the northeast becoming confined to coastal parts. Isolated heavy, thundery showers likely in the southwest at times.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Plenty of dry weather, but some locally heavy daytime showers, mainly in the south. Also some more persistent rain in the north from Saturday. Generally warm or very warm still.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

    Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

    The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

    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