Day by day Preston weather as heavy rain, thunderstorms and gales expected

Posted on - 8th August, 2019 - 5:15pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Storm clouds over Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall
Storm clouds over Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall

Preston’s set for a wild and blustery weekend as three separate weather warnings are in force.


From the early hours of Friday Aug 9 the weather a period of heavy rain is expected.

The rain warning, a yellow weather warning, is in force throughout Friday.

The Met Office state: “A and of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms has the potential to bring disruption.”

During Saturday August 10 there’s a thunderstorm and strong winds warning for Preston and Lancashire.

The thunderstorm warning lasts until 6am on Sunday August 11.

Strong winds are expected throughout Saturday.

Here’s your day-by-day breakdown of the Preston weather

Friday August 9

Morning – A wet start expected between 6am and 9am making for a miserable commute. A few glimmers of sunshine from 10am onwards.

Afternoon – At lunchtime reaching highs of 22 degrees and it is sunshine and showers

Evening – For anyone heading to the Plungington Gin Festival, take your umbrella. Showers expected throughout the evening. A mild evening.

Read more: See what’s on in Preston

Saturday August 10

Morning – A wet start, with a 70 per cent chance of rain but some flickers of sunshine between the showers.

Afternoon – Anyone off to any events, well, take your rain mac and umbrella. The rain continues non-stop. And from 3pm onwards the strong winds arrive, gusts of 45mph expected.

Evening – The wind dies down around 7pm and then from 8pm there’s a lighter chance of rain.

Sunday August 11

Morning – Rain showers to start off with through until around 11am.

Afternoon – A cloudy and overcast afternoon, 17 degrees, but no rain!

Evening – A little bit of sunshine and the weather settles for a short while

Monday August 12

Morning – A bright start, 12 degrees and then some showers from 9am

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