Preston has been basking in unusually high February temperatures.Advertisement
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.
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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
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
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Weekend of Saturday 2 March and Sunday 3 March, the changeable weather returns and temperatures start to drop and the rain is back.