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Crosby (nearest observation site to Preston)

Preston forecast
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Sun 27 Jul 2014
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:17 Moon phase: New
Mon 28 Jul 2014
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16.5 16.0 16.0 16.1 15.0 15.4 15.2
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Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: New
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Issued at: 0600 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Extremes

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North West England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Rostherne 22.1
Lowest maximum temperature Blencathra 16.5
Lowest minimum temperature Shap 8.9
Highest rainfall Preston Moor Park 7.4
Sunniest Rostherne 10.6 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Thorney Island 26.3
Lowest maximum temperature Altnahinch Filters 14.3
Lowest minimum temperature Katesbridge 5.3
Highest rainfall Tiree 19.6
Sunniest Leconfield 12.8

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Issued at: 0002 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Weather Map

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

Location Details

Preston

Location: 53.763, -2.7017

Altitude: 30m above mean sea level

Crosby

Location: 53.497, -3.056

Altitude: 9 m above mean sea level

Distance from Preston: 37.7 km

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