Day by day Preston weather forecast as ‘Beast from the East II’ looms

Posted on - 14th March, 2018 - 3:48pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Weather
A frozen lake in Haslam Park Pic Tony Worrall
A frozen lake in Haslam Park Pic Tony Worrall

Preston has been told to brace for another cold snap as temperatures plummet once again.


Dubbed the ‘Beast from the East II’ the city is to shiver from Friday night onwards.

Snow during Thursday (8 March) brought widespread travel disruption to South Ribble as the conditions worsened faster than expected and gritting crews were unable to keep up with treating the roads.

Shelters for the homeless in the city are beginning to stock up in preparation for the latest fall in temperatures.

Anyone who sees someone sleeping rough can phone the Foxton Centre on 01772555925.

Read more: How you can help those sleeping rough in freezing temperatures in Preston

Here’s how the weather is shaping up as we head towards the weekend:

Thursday 15 March

Morning – expect a wet start to the day with a high chance of rain throughout the morning. Temperatures reaching highs of eight degrees by lunchtime.

Afternoon – Stays overcast and temperatures rise slightly to nine degrees

Evening – A slim chance of rain and staying overcast throughout the evening

Friday 16 March

Morning – A small chance of rain throughout the morning, with light rain showers coming and going. Temperatures around seven degrees.

Afternoon – Stays cloudy around the city, slim chance of rain.

Evening – Temperatures drop to five degrees but staying dry.

Saturday 17 March

Morning – Temperatures have fallen away to two degrees, remain cloudy.

Afternoon – The sun makes an appearance but fails to lift temperatures and by 3pm we’re down to one degree.

Evening – We fall into minus figures and stay there throughout the night.

Read more: How this Preston woman is helping the city’s rough sleepers to keep warm

Sunday 18 March

Morning – We dawn in minus figures and there’s the chance of some light snow flurries throughout the morning.

Afternoon – The sun appears and we get sunny intervals. Temperatures up at three degrees.

Evening – Falls to freezing by 8pm but a mainly clear night.

Monday 19 March

Morning – Might be scraping the car for the new week, minus one overnight but a sunny start to the week. Highs of six degrees by lunchtime.

Afternoon – Stays up at six degrees, some sunny spells.

Evening – Temperatures fall away again to one degrees.

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