But even though the most miserable day in the year is upon us, fear not, there are lots of things to look forward to in the year ahead.
Here is a guide to some of the biggest and best:
1. Coral Snooker\: Preston, March 4
2. Easter Egg Rolling, Preston\: April 22
3. Lancaster Food and Drink Festival, May 4-6
4. Rockprest, Preston\: June 29