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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.

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

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

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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