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Crosby (nearest observation site to Preston)

Preston forecast
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Mon 01 Sep 2014
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 20:02 Moon phase: First quarter
Tue 02 Sep 2014
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14.3 14.2 13.9 14.1 13.3
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 20:00 Moon phase: First quarter
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Issued at: 0400 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Extremes

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North West England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Myerscough 19.2
Lowest maximum temperature Shap 15.2
Lowest minimum temperature Spadeadam 10.5
Highest rainfall Walney Island 20.8
Sunniest Morecambe 2.0 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Usk No.2 22.5
Lowest maximum temperature Resallach 14.4
Lowest minimum temperature Santon Downham 7.2
Highest rainfall Walney Island 20.8
Sunniest Kinloss 7.1

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 02 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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