Weather warnings for Preston
An area of strong winds will cross Scotland, parts of Northern Ireland and some northern counties of England on Saturday morning before easing during the afternoon. Gusts of widely 50-60 mph are expected and there is a chance of a brief period of gusts in excess of 70 mph in places, particularly for parts of eastern Scotland later in the morning. For further details see https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings
On Sunday evening a spell of strong northwesterly winds is likely to develop across western Scotland, and then progress southeastwards eventually easing away from the North Sea coastlines during Monday morning. The strongest wind gusts will mostly occur around the coastlines and over the hills, with many of these exposed locations expected to see gusts reach 50-60 mph for a time. In addition, a small chance that a very limited part of the area could see a short period of more damaging gusts, that could reach 60-70mph inland, and 70-80mph around exposed coasts and hills. For further details see https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings
Storm watch - Wind map
High wind speeds expected for Preston. More Weather Maps
The animation shows the wind conditions of the storm at 200m above ground, which corresponds well with expected gusts at the surface. Choose other time steps to see the forecast of the storm.
Radar and precipitation nowcast for Preston
The location marker is placed on Preston. This animation shows the precipitation radar for the last 1 hour. Drizzle or light snow fall might be invisible for the radar. Precipitation intensity is colour coded, ranging from light blue to orange.
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Meteogram - 5 days - Preston
Our 5-day meteogram for Preston offers all weather information in 3 simple graphs: [More]
- Temperature chart with weather pictograms. The time from sunrise to sunset is indicated in light yellow.
- Clouds in different altitudes: from few clouds (light grey) to overcast (dark grey). Dark blue bars show hourly precipitation and light blue showers. An asterisk indicates snow fall.
- Forecasts for wind speeds are blue and for gusts are green. The arrowheads point in the same direction as the wind.
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Current satellite and rain images for Preston, United Kingdom
The location marker is placed on Preston. [More]
The real-time satellite image combines visible light during daytime with infrared radiation during nighttime. At night, the image is not dark as infrared radiation can detect temperature differences. Unfortunately, low clouds and fog are difficult to distinguish from ground temperatures and thus can be almost invisible during the night. Meteosat satellite images for Europe are updated in real-time every 5 minutes. GOES-16/GOES-17 (North & South America) and Himawari (Asia) images update every 10 minutes.
Precipitation is estimated from radar and satellites. At night precipitation estimates from satellites are less accurate than during daytime. Orange crosses mark places where lightning was detected (over Europe).