Preston weather: Storm Eunice hour-by-hour forecast as 'extremely strong winds' and snow sweep into the city on Friday

The Met Office has issued amber and yellow weather warnings for wind and snow on Friday (February 18) for Lancashire.

By Colin Ainscough
Wednesday, 16th February 2022, 10:48 am
Updated Friday, 18th February 2022, 10:12 am

The county is divided by two warnings, with north Lancashire, Cumbria and Burnley within the yellow warning for wind and snow, while Preston, Blackburn, Blackpool and the Fylde coast are covered by the more severe amber wind warning.

The yellow warning is in place from 3am until 6pm on Friday, while the amber warning is in place from 5am until 9pm.

While the amber weather alert warns of wind gusts inland of up to 80mph and 100mph around coastal and exposed areas, the Met Office is predicting gusts reaching a maximum of approximately 60mph in Preston.

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This is the hour-by-hour forecast for Preston throughout the weather warning window:

09:00 - Temperature 7C / 20% chance of rain / Wind gust 25mph

10:00 - Temperature 6C / 90% chance of rain / Wind gust 25mph

11:00 - Temperature 6C / 95% chance of rain / Wind gust 27mph

12:00 - Temperature 5C / 90% chance of rain / Wind gust 38mph

13:00 - Temperature 4C / 80% chance of rain / Wind gust 54mph

14:00 - Temperature 4C / 50% chance of rain / Wind gust 62mph

15:00 - Temperature 5C / 20% chance of rain / Wind gust 59mph

16:00 - Temperature 5C / 40% chance of rain / Wind gust 56mph

17:00 - Temperature 5C / 10% chance of rain / Wind gust 52mph

18:00 - Temperature 5C / 40% chance of rain / Wind gust 46mph

19:00 - Temperature 5C / 20% chance of rain / Wind gust 46mph

20:00 - Temperature 4C / 10% chance of rain / Wind gust 45mph

21:00 - Temperature 4C / 10% chance of rain / Wind gust 44mph

22:00 - Temperature 4C / 10% chance of rain / Wind gust 42mph

23:00 - Temperature 4C / 30% chance of rain / Wind gust 41mph

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