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Preston weather forecast sees city set for wall-to-wall sunshine

Posted on - 23rd February, 2019 - 8:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Picture postcard blue skies over the Harris and Flag Market Pic: Sara Catalano
Picture postcard blue skies over the Harris and Flag Market Pic: Sara Catalano

Preston has been basking in unusually high February temperatures.

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The mercury has reached up to 18 degrees during Friday and Saturday.

Winckley Square and Avenham Park have been filled with friends and families having picnics.

It feels like early summer rather than the February half-term.

Here’s how long the warm days and sunshine is due to last:

Sunday (24 February)

Morning – The sun breaks through around 8am and we’re up to 13 degrees by 11am

Afternoon – The best of the sunshine is in the late afternoon, and temperatures hit a high of 16 degrees. Sunday afternoon beer garden sessions it is.

Read more: Five Preston beer gardens to spend a sunny afternoon in

Evening – A clear and calm night, with temperatures only dropping to seven degrees.

Monday (25 February)

Morning – Back to work, but not a sign of ice or frost. It’s seven degrees and the sun breaking through on the morning commute.

Afternoon – Lunchtime has highs of 14 degrees and it’ll reach 15 as it is wall-to-wall sunshine all afternoon

Evening – Another clear night, at 7pm its still double-figures temperature wise

Spring flowers are out and about in Avenham Park Pic: Cat Race
Spring flowers are out and about in Avenham Park Pic: Cat Race

Tuesday (26 February)

Morning – Not a cloud in the sky by 8am and 13 degrees by 11am

Afternoon – Highs of 15 degrees and the lightest of breezes, lovely

Evening – Another evening of only light cloud and another glorious sunset expected around 5.45pm

Wednesday (27 February)

Morning – A bit more cloud cover but still 8 degrees by 9am

Afternoon – Lunchtime looks like 12 degrees and sunshine and clouds, much the same for the afternoon

Evening – More cloud cover and temperatures only dropping to seven degrees

Thursday (28 February)

Morning – A milder day, and a slight chance of an early shower during the morning commute

Afternoon – Temperatures around 10 degrees and some light cloud

Evening – Seven degrees and a 12 per cent chance of a shower

Friday (1 March)

Morning – Fresh at seven degrees but building to 10 degrees by lunchtime

Afternoon – A cloudy afternoon to end what is set to be a glorious week of weather

Read more: See what’s on in Preston

Weekend of Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March, the changeable weather returns and temperatures start to drop and the rain is back.

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