Temperatures are plummeting rapidly in Preston and Lancashire as minus overnight figures are forecast for the next few nights.Advertisement
Lancashire County Council has commenced gritting operations for the first time this Autumn and Winter.
All priority routes across central and south Lancashire are being gritted with temperatures to fall as low as zero degrees.
You can see exactly which routes will be gritted on the county council website.
Here’s your hour-by-hour forecast for Preston over the weekend and the Monday morning commute:
Saturday (27 October)
6pm – Five degrees and still clear
7pm – Staying at five
8pm – Dropping to four degrees
9pm – Three degrees, need a coat if you’re out on the town
10pm – Three degrees
11pm – Holding at three degrees, and still a moderate breeze making it feel colder
Sunday (28 October)
12midnight – Two degrees, brrrr!
1am – Randomly lifts a degree to three, and remember the clocks go back now, so it’s actually 12midnight again!
2am through to 5am – Remains at two degrees
6am – A clear morning, but a freezing one
7am – Up to three degrees and sunrise at 7.20am
8am – If you’re out for an early bike ride or run then be sure to wrap up warm or pedal faster, it’s still thre degrees
9am – The sun breaks through and raises temperatures to five degrees
10am – Six degrees, time for a brew!
11am – A positively balmy seven degrees, there’s a gentle breeze just to make it feel even cooler
12noon – Eight degrees, still sunny
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1pm – Highs of nine degrees!
2pm – Still nine degrees
3pm – Falling to eight
4pm – A clear and sunny afternoon, but it’s seven degrees
5pm – Six degrees, sun has set at 4.46pm
6pm – Five degrees, and it’ll feel a lot later than it is, remember the clocks have changed
7pm – Four degrees and a cold, cold, night ahead
8pm – Three degrees
9pm – Staying at two degrees
10pm – Still two degrees
11pm – Put an extra cover on the bed, snuggle up close, it’s one degrees out there
Monday (29 October)
12midnight to 6am – It will barely be above freezing all night long
7am – One degree
8am – Dawning bright and the sun will break through at 7.04am, but it’s chuffing freezing
9am – Lifting to four degrees
10am – Still just five degrees
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11am – Six degrees
Lunchtime and afternoon – Highs of eight degrees, still pleasant sunshine
Evening – Another cold one, falling to four degrees