Flood alerts lifted for Preston as Storm Callum passes

Posted on - 14th October, 2018 - 11:11am | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Haslam Park's water features are fast-running after the heavy rain Pic: Ann Tucker
Haslam Park’s water features are fast-running after the heavy rain Pic: Anne Tucker

Flood alerts for Preston and the surrounding area have been withdrawn as Storm Callum passes.


Winds of more than 50mph and heavy rain lashed the city from Friday (12 October) through to Saturday (13 October) lunchtime leading the Environment Agency to issue flood alerts – its lowest level warning.

The lower River Ribble and River Darwen (at Preston), upper River Ribble (Ribble Valley) and the Rivers Lostock and Yarrow (Bamber Bridge) all had alerts issued.

These have all now been removed but standing water does remain in some places around the city.

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Flooding in the Asda car park Pic: Lindsey Gregson
Flooding in the Asda car park Pic: Lindsey Gregson

The city now looks set for a more settled period of weather. Here’s how the day-by-day forecast looks

Sunday (14 October)

Afternoon – Some light showers give way to a cloudy afternoon with a little bit of sunshine in the late afternoon. Temperatures remain in the low teens.

Evening – A pleasant evening although temperatures are starting to drop rapidly.

Monday (15 October)

Morning – A slight chance of some rain early doors before a cloudy day dawns. Temperatures climb to 12 degrees.

Afternoon – Highs of 13 degrees in the afternoon, and a cloudy day

Evening – The cloud cover doesn’t shift and temperatures stay just below 10 degrees

Tuesday (16 October)

Morning – A cloudy start before the sun breaks through around 10am

Afternoon – A pleasant afternoon and a moderate breeze blowing means the cloud is shifted for some Autumn sunshine

Evening – The night is partly clear and temperatures remain high at 12 degrees

Wednesday (17 October)

Morning – A sunny start to the day and temperatures also still warm, at 12 degrees

Afternoon – Another sunny afternoon with balmy temperatures

Evening – A clearing night and temperatures drop slightly lower than previous evenings, to nine degrees

Thursday (18 October)

Morning – A chillier start, with lows of six degrees but there is some sunshine

Afternoon – Sun is out, it is 12 degrees

Evening – Another clear evening, but not too cold. Eight degrees.

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Friday (19 October)

Morning – A small chance of a rain shower to start the day before the sun re-appears

Afternoon – A lovely Autumn afternoon expected, and temperatures holding steady at 13 degrees

Evening – There will be a clear night ahead and it is 11 degrees, might not need a coat for your night out

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