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Hour by hour Preston weather forecast – when will it snow next?

Posted on - 28th February, 2018 - 6:34pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Preston Docks covered in a blanket of snow Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston Docks covered in a blanket of snow Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston has a weather warning for snow in place for the rest of Wednesday (28 February) as the month comes to a close.

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Temperatures remain below freezing for the rest of the evening – with no weather warning in force for Thursday – before the snow warning kicks in again on Friday (2 March).

The Beast from the East has brought widespread disruption across the UK, although Preston has been spared the worst of the weather compared to Scotland and the North East.

Here’s a run through of how the weather looks during the next 48 hours:

Wednesday (28 February)

6pm – As the sun sets the temperature falls to minus four. There’s a five per cent chance of snow.

7pm – Temperatures fall to minus five and the snow chance is still at 5 per cent

8pm – Chance of snow rises to 30 per cent

9pm – A 50 per cent chance of snow as we remain at minus five

10pm – Chance of snow falls away to five per cent

11pm – As we approach midnight, it’s still minus five and a slim chance of more snow.

Read more: Your snow pictures as the Beast from the East arrives in Preston

Thursday (1 March)

12midnight – Minus five, slim chance of snow

1am – Still minus five, with a slim chance of snow

2am – Remains minus five, limited chance of snow

3am – Cloud cover, limited chance of snow

4am – Remains minus five

5am – Warms up a degree, minus four. Chance of snow increases to 10 per cent

6am – Feels like temperature is minus 11 if you do go outside!

7am – Still minus four if you’re setting off for the commute

8am – Chance of snow still at 10 per cent, and minus three outside

9am – Minus three and it is cloudy out there

10am – Warms up, to minus two

11am – The strongest chance of snow during the day, a 30 per cent chance of snow. Also the only time we’re likely to see any sun.

12noon – It’s minus one

1pm – Still not above freezing, and will feel like minus nine on your lunch break

2pm – Minus one, and a 10 per cent chance of snow

3pm – Picking the kids up from school? Still not above freezing in temperature

4pm – as we head towards tea time, it’s still minus one

5pm – A 10 per cent chance of some snow on the commute home

6pm – There’s a wind speed of 50mph and it will feel like minus nine

7pm – Into the evening and we remain stuck at 10 per cent chance of snow

8pm – Minus one still in actual temperature

9pm – As you’re getting ready for bed, it will still be below freezing outside

10pm – Lights out for many, and it’ll feel like minus eight if you are going outside for some unknown reason

11pm – While you’re sleeping there’s a 10 per cent chance of snow

Friday (2 March)

Snow in Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall
Snow in Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall

12midnight – The yellow weather warning, for ice and snow, comes into force. It’s minus one out there.

3am – 10 per cent chance of snow

6am – As people begin to wake, it will feel like minus nine as you begin defrosting the car

9am – We finally hit freezing, zero degrees. But it’ll feel like minus eight.

12noon – Lunchtime, and it’s one degree above freezing. Celebrate!

3pm – Still one degree, but will feel like minus six. Gusts of nearly 50mph in places.

6pm – Heading home or heading out? It’s back to freezing point.

9pm – The strongest chance of snow in the day, a 40 per cent chance and freezing again.

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