Preston weather forecast: Rain, strong winds and hail set to hit Preston today
The weather in Preston is set to be a mixed bag today, as forecasters predict a mixture of light rain, hail, some small sunny spells and strong winds.
Weather warnings are in place around the UK today as heavy downpours and gusts of up to 80mph are set to hit some areas.
What will the weather be like this morning in Preston?
This morning will see a mixture of light rain and sunny spells, with hail showers forecast at 12pm. The temperature will reach its peak of 9C by 10am.
What will the weather be like this afternoon in Preston?
This afternoon will see a mixture of light showers and cloud, with the temperature dipping to 7C by 2pm.
What will the weather be like this evening and tonight in Preston?
This evening will become quickly dark, with the temperature dipping as the evening progresses. Light rain will hit from 5pm onward and continue on until the early hours of Saturday morning.
What will the weather be like tomorrow in Preston?
Tomorrow will see a mixture of light and heavy showers, with a maximum temperature of 10C.
According to the Met Office, Saturday in the North West will see “Wind and early showers easing through the morning and followed by some more persistent rain later.”
Sunday will be “Largely dry and bright through the period, with the winds easing, but turning colder with an increasing risk of overnight frosts.”
What is the long-term forecast for Preston?
Looking ahead for the UK in general, “Next week starts generally settled, especially so in the west, whilst scattered showers are likely in the east where they could be wintry at times,” said the Met Office.
“From mid week onwards the weather pattern becomes slow moving, with easterly winds developing and bringing showers to many parts, these possibly wintry away from coastal areas.
“Overnight frosts and patchy freezing fog are also likely at times. Any wet and windy weather is likely to be confined to the west and northwest, although rain may affect the south at times, bringing with it a risk of hill snow.
“Temperatures generally rather cold or cold, perhaps milder at times in the west, as well as in any brief unsettled spells.”