Preston's weekend weather: Chilly temperatures with bright sunny spells

Preston will welcome sunny spells over this weekend, with chilly temperatures and frosty conditions overnight

By James Holt
Friday, 9th April 2021, 12:27 pm

Last weekend people were enjoying picnics in the park, basking in summer temperatures of up to 20C.

And after a turbulent week of weather, which saw Preston get light coverings of sleet and snow, people can look forward to another weather of sunny spells, but will need to wrap up warm to enjoy them.

Today will remain largely dry in most areas of Lancashire, with sunny spells but fairly cold temperatures of around 9C at most.

River Ribble at Avenham Park, Preston. PHOTO: Tony Worrall Photography

Temperatures will drop to around 2 or 3C overnight, with frosty conditions into tomorrow, Saturday, May 10.

Conditions will remain largely the same tomorrow, starting the weekend off nicely with a fresh and dry sunny morning.

The chances of showers will increase throughout the afternoon when it will become more overcast and remain chilly, with highs of around 8C.

And into Sunday it will remain largely dry again, with sunny mornings and then intervals of sunshine throughout the day and highs of 7C.

In good news, the sun will set from roughly 8pm from tonight, so it is a sign of warmer months ahead.

Photos provided from Tony Worrell Photography.

Full MET Office North West forecast

Friday, April 9

A largely dry day for most areas with plenty of sunny spells and the odd shower possible over higher ground. Feeling colder than Thursday but with much lighter winds. Maximum temperature 10 °C. Any lingering showers easing during the evening with clear skies developing. Feeling cold under clear skies with overnight harsh frost for most parts of the region.

Saturday, April 10

A mostly dry morning with some sunshine throughout. Increasing risk of showers through the afternoon. Showers likely to fall as sleet or snow, particularly over the higher ground. Feeling chilly. Maximum temperature 8 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Dry with sunny intervals in the morning, outbreaks of rain and snow overnight for Sunday. Mostly cloudy with scattered showers for Monday and Tuesday. Feeling cold with overnight frost throughout.