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Crosby (nearest observation site to Preston)

Preston forecast
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Mon 21 Jul 2014
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Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
21.4 21.0 19.5 17.0 16.3
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Sunrise: 05:10 Sunset: 21:26 Moon phase: Third quarter
Tue 22 Jul 2014
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16.2 18.1 17.3 16.3 13.5 13.0 13.1 15.4 18.0 20.3 19.6 21.5 23.1 22.7 23.2 24.0 23.8 24.2 23.7 22.9
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NNW 2 W 9 NW 9 NNW 8 ENE 5 ENE 5 E 3 E 5 ENE 3 NE 5 WNW 7 NW 8 NW 9 WNW 9 NW 11 NW 14 NNW 11 N 8 NNW 9 N 9
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Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 21:25 Moon phase: Third quarter
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Issued at: 1900 on Tue 22 Jul 2014

Extremes

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North West England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Myerscough 24.1
Lowest maximum temperature St Bees Head 19.2
Lowest minimum temperature Shap 7.9
Highest rainfall Crosby 0.4
Sunniest Morecambe 14.4 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Thorney Island 27.7
Lowest maximum temperature Lerwick 16.2
Lowest minimum temperature Eskdalemuir 6.6
Highest rainfall Fair Isle 8.4
Sunniest Morecambe 14.4

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 Tue 22 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Tue 1800

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