Met Office weekend weather forecast for Blackpool, Preston, Lancaster, Burnley and Blackburn
More snow could hit Lancashire this weekend, meteorologists say.
The Met Office predicted a rainy and windy weekend, with hail “possible” with “snow and snow on the highest lands.”
Experts say there will be “frequent” showers and “longer periods of rain” on Saturday, and that it will be cold in strong, blustery northwest winds.
Rain is expected to ease on Sunday, but it will remain windy – with rain and snow on the hills expected again by Monday.
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This is what the weather will look like in parts of Lancashire.
The early hours of Friday will face rain and wind speeds of up to 28 mph, but will soon set in at sunrise – the rain will subside for most of the afternoon, but the Dark clouds will return as the evening sets in.
A similar image will be seen on Saturday as the day starts out dark, windy and humid, but the wind speed will not be as high as the day before. The rain will subside from the end of the afternoon and will continue to be clear for the remainder of the evening.
Sunday will remain mostly dry throughout the day, but it will be much colder with temperatures hitting lows of 1 degree which is actually much colder. Although it is a colder day, the sun will shine around morning and noon and look much brighter than on previous days.
Blackburn with Darwen
Friday will begin with a mostly humid day in the early hours of the morning, but by 8 a.m. the weather will have subsided, providing a drier rest for the day. From noon onwards, the sky will be cloudy but quite bright as temperatures reach four-degree lows in the evening.
Saturday will be a wetter day as rain is expected to fall over the area for most of the morning and afternoon, not easing until around 4 p.m. – temperatures will be slightly cooler reaching lows of three degrees and the sky will be darker.
The skies will remain clear for most of Sunday with no rain currently forecast for the area. Temperatures, although they are between two and four degrees, will rather resemble bitter degrees of -2 and -4 degrees.
Despite a gloomy and humid start to the day, most of Friday will be cloudy but dry as wind speeds decrease during the day and temperatures drop to five degrees.
Saturday will be sunnier, but it will also likely be wetter with an 80-40% chance of rain in the morning and afternoon. From 4 p.m. the rain is expected to subside and temperatures will drop to as low as five degrees, which feels like one.
It will be clearer but colder on Sunday as no rain is forecast for Blackpool – from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. there is a chance the sun will shine, but temperatures will still be around the two-degree mark.
Mainly humid start to the day as dark clouds and showers set in until 7 a.m.
Saturday will be another cold day with the addition of more rain expected to stay until late in the afternoon, when temperatures hit four-degree lows.
Clearer skies will likely be visible on Sunday as the sun breaks through the clouds from 9 a.m. and is expected to stay until late afternoon. Clouds will settle around 9 p.m. with a temperature dropping to one degree for the night.
As in most parts of the county, Friday will start out dark and humid, but by 8 a.m. the rain will have stopped and the skies should clear up. Clouds will remain hanging for the remainder of the day – light winds of up to eight mph are expected to blow around the area.
Saturday will start like Friday with dark clouds and rain which will likely be the image most of us wake up to. By 10 a.m., the rain will have stopped and the sky will start to clear up, bringing a slide of sunshine. The rest of the day will be mostly cloudy and cold.
Temperatures will drop even more on Sunday, hitting lows of two degrees, but will be much colder. The day will remain dry and less cloudy but these cold temperatures will persist.
On Friday, the wind speed will begin to slow down from earlier speeds seen during the week, and by 8 a.m. it will be reduced to eight to six mph. Meanwhile, rain will also have settled in, setting in for a dry but very cloudy day with temperatures of eight to four degrees.
A similar start to the day is forecast for Saturday with dark clouds and rain falling overnight – these conditions will have eased by 10 a.m. when the sun is expected to break through the clouds. Despite the risks of sun, temperatures will still remain very low.
On Sunday, those temperatures will drop again as they drop to two degrees. The skies will remain much clearer than at the start of the weekend and the whole day should be dry.
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