Preston awakes to dusting of snow – here’s hour by hour weather forecast

Posted on - 8th March, 2018 - 7:33am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
How one back garden looked in Penwortham on Thursday Pic: Bob Randell
How one back garden looked in Penwortham on Thursday Pic: Bob Randell

Preston awoke to snow and sleet flurries on Thursday (8 March) as the ‘Pest from the West’ clipped the city.


The Met Office had a yellow weather warning in place for snow and ice, but it was not due to hit the city – only other parts of Lancashire.

But Bamber Bridge and Penwortham in South Ribble saw a sprinkling of snow.

Lancashire Police are warning motorists of poor driving conditions in the sleet – with East Lancashire’s roads being affected.

Read more: How Preston looked in the snow when the ‘Beast from the East’ arrived

Here’s how the weather shapes up for the rest of the day

8am – Temperatures climb to two degrees and the rain and sleet continue, described as ‘wintry showers’

9am – The sleet begins to ease and we might see patches of sunshine

10am – It clouds over and there’s only a 20 per cent chance of more rain

11am – Temperatures reach five degrees, still overcast

12noon – Six degrees and the chance of more rain or showers falls away

1pm – Not much chance of rain on your lunch break

2pm – Still overcast and a high of seven degrees

3pm – Picking the kids up from school? You shouldn’t need an umbrella as there’s only a 13 per cent chance of rain

Read more: These are the schools closed on Thursday 8 March due to the snow

4pm – Still six degrees

5pm – Remains at six degrees and overcast

6pm – We might get a little glimmer of sunshine from behind the clouds

7pm – The sun will have set and temperatures fall to four degrees

8pm – Still four degrees and a very small chance of rain

9pm – Remains at four degrees

10pm – Temperatures fall to three degrees, and it’s a cloudy night

11pm – A four per cent chance of rain, as we head into Friday.

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