Here’s when snow is due to arrive in Preston – hour by hour weather forecast

Posted on - 7th December, 2017 - 10:13pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather, Transport

Weather forecasts are warning of a chance of snow in and around Preston from Friday morning until Sunday evening.


The Met Office warning of ice and snow is in force from the early hours of Friday (8 December) until late on Sunday (10 December) due to Storm Caroline lashing the UK.

Between two to five centimetres of snow is possible.

Motorists are being warned of delays and Lancashire County Council is doing extensive gritting of major routes across the county.

The amber warning area - take note if travelling
The amber warning area – take note if travelling

An upgraded amber warning has been put in force for many parts of Lancashire during Sunday – although it is not due to hit Preston.

An amber warning means there is a chance of rural communities becoming cut off and major travel disruption.

Here’s an hour-by-hour breakdown of how the weather looks for Friday and the weekend:


Friday (8 December) – early evening

As nights sets in you’ll be cranking the central heating up as it’s barely above freezing.

Friday (8 December) – late evening

By 11pm it’s dropped to freezing point.

Saturday (9 December) – early morning

It’ll drop to -2 degrees overnight and when the sun rises at 8.16am it’ll still be freezing point. We see some sunshine for a couple of hours.

Saturday (9 December) – late morning

Temperatures climb to four degrees by lunchtime and remain there into the afternoon.

Saturday (9 December) – early afternoon

Cloud cover stays in place and it remains at four degrees through to sunset at 3.50pm.

Brockholes Nature Reserve in the snow Pic: Stephen Melling
Brockholes Nature Reserve in the snow Pic: Stephen Melling

Saturday (9 December) – evening

A first chance of snow according to the forecast, as some sleet arrives and temperatures fall to freezing by midnight

Sunday (10 December) – morning

Sunrise at 8.17am, expect dull skies dawning and temperatures won’t get above two degrees. Snow likely.

Sunday (10 December) – afternoon/evening

Prepare for ‘heavy snow’ says the forecast and this is through the day, with temperatures falling away to minus one by the evening.

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