Bank holiday weekend weather: What to expect in Preston as heavy rain and wind set to hit

This weekend will be the last bank holiday of the year, but will it take the usual course of bleak and dreary weather, or will August end with sunshine and blue skies?

Friday, 24th August 2018, 10:34 am
Updated Friday, 24th August 2018, 11:45 am
Unfortunately, temperatures across the country will take a dip as a cold front brings fresher air in from the Atlantic

Unfortunately, temperatures across the country will take a dip as a cold front brings fresher air in from the Atlantic.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Martin Young, said, “The cooler conditions will continue through the weekend and for some it’ll certainly feel quite different to what we’ve been used to this summer.

“The mornings especially will be quite chilly with temperatures locally in single figures and some of us in rural areas may even have a touch of frost overnight.”

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Unfortunately, temperatures across the country will take a dip as a cold front brings fresher air in from the Atlantic

Here’s the weather forecast over the bank holiday weekend.

Today

Highs of: 14C

Lows of: 10C

Wet and windy weather is expected on Sunday

Today will be considerably cooler, with a peak temperature of around 14C. There will be a mixture of heavy and light showers, with some sunny intervals and periods of cloud. The temperature will then begin to dip at around 22:00.

Saturday, August 25

Highs of: 16C

Lows of: 11C

Another day of sunny spells and light, scattered showers, but the showers will ease during the day.

Winds will be lighter and, although cool, it will feel pleasant in the sunshine. Maximum temperature of 16C.

Sunday, August 26

Highs of: 16C

Lows of: 13C

Wet and windy weather is expected on Sunday, with a maximum temperature of around 16C.

The rain will be considerably heavier throughout Sunday afternoon and it will be overcast for most of the day.

Monday is then set to be overcast throughout most of the day, with a maximum temperature of 16C.