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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?

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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

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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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