Hour-by-hour Preston weather forecast for the icy spell

Posted on - 3rd January, 2019 - 9:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
An icy scene in Miller Park Pic: Martin Saunders
An icy scene in Miller Park Pic: Martin Saunders

As the city is gripped by icy temperatures here’s how the weather shapes up for the next few days.


The good news is temperatures will be rising come Saturday after a very chilly spell.

A latest forecast shows the lowest temperatures being -3 overnight in Preston before climbing up to nine degrees on Sunday (6 January).

Public Health England and Met Office have issued a cold weather alert until midnight on Saturday.

Here’s an hour-by-hour breakdown and then a look at the weekend and early part of next week.

Thursday (3 January)

9pm – 0 degrees

10pm – 0 degrees

11pm – 0 degrees

12midnight – 0 degrees

Friday (4 January)

1am – 0 degrees

2am – -1

3am – -1

4am – -2

5am – -2

6am – -3 you might need some extra socks if getting up early for work!

7am – -2

8am – -1 and sunrise at 8.28am

9am – 0 degrees

10am – 1 degrees and there’s a glimmer of sunshine

11am – 2 degrees and more sunshine

12noon – 2 degrees

1pm – 2 degrees

2pm – 4 degrees

3pm – 4 degrees

4pm – 3 degrees and sunset

5pm – 4 degrees

Evening – Stays three degrees and clear throughout the evening, there’s very little wind

Saturday (5 January)

Morning – Dawning at three degrees and staying overcast for the morning, highs of 5 degrees

Afternoon – An overcast afternoon and highs of 7 degrees at 2pm

Evening – The chance of a shower grows, but only 10 per cent chance.Temperatures stay around 6 degrees.

Sunday (6 January)

Morning – Another grey morning, temperatures still at 7 degrees. Sunrise at 8.27am.

Afternoon – Highs of 8 degrees. Still no sunshine.

Evening – Heavy clouds and temperatures drop to 5 degrees.

Monday (7 January)

Morning – Back to work, and back to normal weather. Higher chance of some light rain and a fresh breeze with it. Temperatures up at 8 degrees.

Afternoon – The rain continues and temperatures remain at 8 degrees

Evening – You’ll get back from work, feeling glum and the weather will match your mood. Overcast and 7 degrees.

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