Hour-by-hour weather forecast for Preston after snow falls across county

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More cold weather is expected in Preston this week after a yellow weather warning for snow and ice was extended by the Met Office.

Lancashire became a winter wonderland overnight with snow continuing to fall across the whole county on Tuesday morning (January 16).

The Met Office predicted 5-10 cm of snow to fall in the county, prompting them to extend a yellow weather warning for snow and ice.

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The warning covers all of Lancashire and will be in place until 11.5pm on Thursday (January 18).

Forecasters warned people to be wary of untreated pavements and cycle paths which might become impassable and pose a risk.

More cold weather is expected in Preston this week (Credit: Lisa Neary)More cold weather is expected in Preston this week (Credit: Lisa Neary)
More cold weather is expected in Preston this week (Credit: Lisa Neary) | Lisa Neary

They added there was a small chance of injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces, while travel delays on roads can also be expected.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist, Andy Page, said: "Where and how much snow we will get will vary throughout the week and weather warnings could change quickly, you will need to keep an eye on the forecast for your region for the latest information.

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"There will be widespread frost this week and we could see some fairly deep laying snow in parts of northern UK and strong winds could result in drifting or blizzard conditions at times.

"The snow and ice will be disruptive and could potentially impact travel plans, make driving dangerous and pavements slippery.

"It will feel bitterly cold with daytime temperatures in the low single figures for many, and overnight temperatures will fall to -3 or -4 in many towns and cities, and it will be even colder in many rural areas."

The Met Office has extended a yellow weather warning for snow and ice (Credit: Met Office)The Met Office has extended a yellow weather warning for snow and ice (Credit: Met Office)
The Met Office has extended a yellow weather warning for snow and ice (Credit: Met Office) | Met Office

This is the hour-by-hour forecast for Tuesday, January 16:

4pm - Heavy rain - 95% chance of rain: 4C

5pm - Heavy rain - 90% chance of rain: 4C

6pm - Heavy rain - 90% chance of rain: 4C

7pm - Heavy shower - 80% chance of rain: 4C

8pm - Heavy rain - 90% chance of rain: 4C

9pm - Cloudy - 20% chance of rain: 4C

10pm - Heavy shower - 60% chance of rain: 4C

11pm - Heavy shower - 60% chance of rain: 4C

Hour-by-hour forecast for Wednesday, January 16

Midnight - Heavy rain - 80% chance of rain: 4C

1am - Light rain - 40% chance of rain: 3C

2am - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: 2C

3am - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: 1C

4am - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: 0C

5am - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -1

6am - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -2

7am - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -3

8am - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -3

9am - Sunny day - More than 5% chance of rain: -4C

10am - Sunny day - More than 5% chance of rain: -3C

11am - Sunny day - More than 5% chance of rain: -2C

Midday - Sunny day - More than 5% chance of rain: -1C

1pm - Sunny day - More than 5% chance of rain: 0C

2pm - Sunny day - More than 5% chance of rain: 0C

3pm - Sunny day - More than 5% chance of rain: 0C

4pm - Sunny day - More than 5% chance of rain: -1C

5pm - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -2C

6pm - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -2C

7pm - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -3C

8pm - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -3C

9pm - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -3C

10pm - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -3C

11pm - Clear night - More than 5% chance of rain: -3C

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