Preston is set for an arctic blast as we near the end of February.Advertisement
The Met Office forecast for the week ahead shows temperatures dropping rapidly.
While we thought the first signs of Spring were on the way there are going to be some icy mornings.
Temperatures will plummet to minus four overnight for many days following the weekend and fall further in rural areas.
Here’s a day-by-day forecast
Friday (23 February)
Sunrise will see temperatures just below freezing before the day is sunny intervals and a bit of a breeze.
Highs of six degrees in early afternoon before falling to just above freezing into the evening.
Saturday (24 February)
Stays sunny throughout the day, although a slight chance of some icy showers during the morning.
Reaching highs of five degrees by lunchtime and a slight breeze.
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Sunday (25 February)
Dawns much the same as Saturday and reaches highs of 5 degrees by lunchtime.
It’s on Sunday evening we see the chill really begin, as temperatures fall to below freezing by midnight.
Monday (26 February)
Don’t expect it to get above freezing until 10am. The day itself will be bright and breezy.
Highs of two degrees at 2pm and then falling away rapidly to be below freezing by 7pm.
The Met Office says it’s likely to be minus four by midnight.
Tuesday (27 February)
Similar to Monday the temperatures will struggle to get above freezing by 10am, but it’s another bright day with sunny intervals.
By 6pm temperatures have fallen to minus one and continue to fall throughout the night.
Wednesday (28 February)
It’s not likely to get above freezing until lunchtime, and by 6pm it’s minus two again.
However, the day sees sunny intervals and there’s a slight breeze.
Thursday (1 March)
Should it feel like Spring by March? It certainly won’t as it’s minus one by 9am.
Expect another day of sunny intervals and a slight breeze.
Highs of two degrees by lunchtime.