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Hour by hour Preston weather forecast as snow falls

Posted on - 27th February, 2018 - 9:30am | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
A very cold looking River Ribble Pic: Chris Hough
A very cold looking River Ribble Pic: Chris Hough

A snow warning remains in force for Preston and Lancashire throughout Tuesday.

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Dubbed ‘The Beast from the East’ around 2inches of snow fell in places during the early hours of Tuesday (27 February) morning.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning, the lowest warning, in force for the rest of Tuesday saying more snow is likely.

Below is your hour-by-hour breakdown of the weather forecast for the city.

Read more: Your snow pictures as Preston awakes to Beast from the East

10am – Still at freezing point, and a 50 per cent chance of more snow

11am – Starting to brighten up, still freezing though. Chance of snow falls to five per cent.

12noon – Enjoy that ONE degree of temperature, a 10 per cent chance of snow

1pm – Snow risk falls away sharply to just five per cent

2pm – Chance of a light flurry, still some sunshine but falls back to freezing and a 30 per cent chance of snow

3pm – Back to one degrees and the sun is out. Tropical!

4pm – Still one degree, and a 10 per cent chance of snow. Still sunny though.

5pm – Sun starts to disappear, temperature back to freezing

6pm – As the sun sets, the risk of snow increases. 30 per cent chance of snow and we’re down to minus one.

The snow in the London Road area near the River Ribble Pic: Sid
The snow in the London Road area near the River Ribble Pic: Sid

7pm – The strongest chance of another snow flurry, 80 per cent chance and temperatures fall to minus two

8pm – Temperatures stay at minus two and there’s a 30 per cent chance of snow

9pm – Still minus two but the snow risk falls away to five per cent

10pm – Low of minus three for the day, and a five per cent snow risk

11pm – Back up to a 50 per cent risk of snow, and it is minus three still

How do Wednesday and Thursday look?

There’s a chance of more snow flurries on Wednesday as temperatures stay below freezing all day – but it’s not expected to be heavy. Lows of minus five.

On Thursday we won’t see temperatures go above freezing but there’s a very low risk of more snow.

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