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

    Regional forecast for North West England

    Dry and chilly tonight. Fine on Tuesday, but increasingly cloudy.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A fine evening with some sunshine, and remaining dry overnight. Light winds and clear spells overnight mean it may turn a little chilly, allowing some patchy fog to form in prone spots. Minimum Temperature 7C.


    Once any overnight mist or fog patches clear it should be a bright morning with sunny spells. It will tend to become cloudier through the day but should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 20C.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    It will remain largely fine, but often rather cloudy with a few spots of light rain or drizzle possible at times. Feeling warm in any sunny spells.

    Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Sunny spells in the west Tuesday, cloudier in the east.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Becoming mainly cloudy across eastern and perhaps central England with increasing amounts of hill fog and patchy drizzle. Elsewhere, with light winds and clear spells, a few fog patches are likely to develop. Chilly in the north and west.


    Early fog patches clearing, then northern and western areas mainly dry with warm sunny spells. Probably cloudier in parts of eastern and central England, with the odd shower possible.

    Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

    Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

    Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Monday 15 Sep 2014:

    Many places dry through the weekend, with variable, but often large amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, but there is an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading across southern and southwestern areas, possibly extending to central areas by the end of Sunday. Into next week, still a good deal of dry weather, especially towards the north, but probably becoming more unsettled from the southwest, with heavy rain possible at times. Light winds at first but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

    During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

    Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

    Location Details


    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