Yellow weather warning for Preston as snow and ice predicted this weekend

Posted on - 14th December, 2018 - 12:50pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
A snow scene in Haslam Park during the snowfall on Tuesday (27 February) Pic: Tony Worrall
A snow scene in Haslam Park during the snowfall on Tuesday (27 February) Pic: Tony Worrall

A yellow weather warning has been issued for Preston and Lancashire over weekend.


Freezing rain, black ice and snow are predicted for Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 December, says Met Office officials.

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So make sure you wrap up warm, take precaution and prepare for any journeys as traffic could be affected.

Check out our hour by hour weather forecast below:

Saturday 15 December


6am – It’s certainly a chilly come start to the day, with temperated at a low one degrees

7am – Overcast morning and temperatures are at two degrees, but feels like minus four

8am – Wind speed is 17 mph in the direction of south east. Sunrise at 8.22am

9am – Yellow weather warning kicks in from here. Expect snow and ice throughout the day

10am – Still overcast with chilly winds at 17pmh.

11am – Grey clouds are up above and winds are increasing

12pm – Be careful out there, winds continuing to build stronger. The sky brightens slightly

1pm – Grey clouds return, with a 20 percent chance of precipitation

2pm – The heavens open with light rain from here

3pm – Grab your umbrellas, black cloud and heavy rain

4pm – Rain continues to pour. The sun starts to set

5pm – Temperatures at two degrees, feeling like minus four.

6pm – The heavy rain keeps coming

7pm – Slackening off to light showers now, temperatures increasing by one or two degrees

8pm – Thankfully, we have a break from rain – but not for long

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9pm – The dark clouds reappear, rain to bounce off the ground

10pm – Temperatures at six degrees now

11pm – Looks like it’s rain into the night

Snow and ice expected in Preston. Pic: Met Office

Read more: Lytham Road to be shut for railway bridge works

Sunday 16 December

12am – Light showers are predicted

3am – The rain eases off but clouds can be spotted up above

6am – Partly cloudy as we ease into Sunday

9am – The sun emerges for the first time this weekend

12pm – Yellow weather warning has finished. Temperatures at six degrees

3pm – Partly cloudy for the afternoon but staying nice and dry

6pm – Some clouds up above for the evening setting the precedent for the evening, with winds at 8mph

9pm – Set to be a dry night with temperatures at five degrees marking the end to a cold weekend

Do you have plans this weekend? What do you think about the yellow weather warning? Let us know in the comments below

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