Preston egg rolling 2024 hour-by-hour weather forecast

Posted on - 31st March, 2024 - 8:35pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Parks, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Preston weather, What's On in Preston
Children throw eggs down a hill for a previous egg rolling event Pic: Michael Porter Photography
Children throw eggs down a hill for a previous egg rolling event Pic: Michael Porter Photography

As the city has baked in sunshine for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend how does the weather look for the egg rolling?


Taking place on Bank Holiday Monday (1 April) the tradition dating back more than 150 years sees Prestonians send their eggs tumbling down the Avenham Park slopes.

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The recent wet weather has seen the funfair due to take place in the park while egg rolling is on be moved to Moor Park.

There’s definitely a need for wellies, umbrellas and coats based on the current forecast from BBC Weather.

Read more: Eggciting things to do in and around Preston for Easter 2024


Here’s your guide to what the weather looks like for the Monday in Preston.

7am – 8am – Wind speeds of 12mph and drizzle with a 52 per cent chance of rain

8am – 9am – A 66 per cent chance of rain

9am – 10am – There’s a 75 per cent chance of rain and temperatures are at seven degrees

10am – 11am – The highest chance of rain, 80 per cent and wind speeds of 11mph

11am – 12noon – Temperatures up to eight degrees and 78 per cent chance of rain, first egg roll takes place

12noon – 1pm – The light rain eases slightly

1pm – 2pm – Continues at eight degrees and wind speed drops away

2pm – 3pm – Still light rain due, a 67 per cent chance

3pm – 4pm – Nine degrees and 63 per cent chance of rain

4pm – 5pm – The egg rolling winds up and the rain is still due

Evening – We’re due to see a little glimmer of sunshine around 5pm before the rain clears from around 7pm onwards.

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