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Wednesday

Light Cloud

4°C 39°F 1°C 34°F Westerly
Wind Speed 31 km/h 19 mph
Thursday

Light Rain

4°C 39°F 2°C 36°F Westerly
Wind Speed 14 km/h 9 mph
Friday

Sleet Shower

4°C 39°F 2°C 36°F Westerly
Wind Speed 26 km/h 16 mph
Saturday

Sunny

4°C 39°F -2°C 28°F North Westerly
Wind Speed 11 km/h 7 mph
Sunday

Heavy Rain

6°C 43°F 4°C 39°F Southerly
Wind Speed 23 km/h 14 mph

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Weather forecast details for Wednesday 17 January. Each column contains hourly forecast details for weather conditions, temperature, wind speed, wind direction, humidity, visibility and pressure.
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Weather Conditions Heavy Rain Shower Thick Cloud Light Snow Shower Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Rain Shower Light Cloud Light Cloud Sunny Intervals Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Cloud Light Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Heavy Rain Light Rain Light Rain Sleet Light Cloud
Temperature (°C/°F) 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 2°C 36°F 3°C 37°F 4°C 39°F 3°C 37°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 4°C 39°F 3°C 37°F 3°C 37°F 2°C 36°F 2°C 36°F 3°C 37°F 6°C 43°F 5°C 41°F 4°C 39°F 2°C 36°F 2°C 36°F
Wind Speed (mph/km/h) Wind Speed 26 km/h 16 mph West North Westerly Wind Speed 26 km/h 16 mph West North Westerly Wind Speed 21 km/h 13 mph West North Westerly Wind Speed 29 km/h 18 mph West North Westerly Wind Speed 29 km/h 18 mph Westerly Wind Speed 31 km/h 19 mph Westerly Wind Speed 31 km/h 19 mph Westerly Wind Speed 32 km/h 20 mph Westerly Wind Speed 32 km/h 20 mph Westerly Wind Speed 32 km/h 20 mph Westerly Wind Speed 29 km/h 18 mph Westerly Wind Speed 26 km/h 16 mph Westerly Wind Speed 23 km/h 14 mph West South Westerly Wind Speed 21 km/h 13 mph West South Westerly Wind Speed 18 km/h 11 mph South Westerly Wind Speed 19 km/h 12 mph South South Westerly Wind Speed 19 km/h 12 mph South South Easterly Wind Speed 24 km/h 15 mph South Easterly Wind Speed 26 km/h 16 mph South South Easterly Wind Gusts 64 km/h 40 mph Southerly Wind Gusts 64 km/h 40 mph Westerly Wind Speed 29 km/h 18 mph North Westerly Wind Speed 24 km/h 15 mph North Westerly Wind Speed 18 km/h 11 mph West North Westerly
Wind Direction WNW WNW WNW WNW W W W W W W W W WSW WSW SW SSW SSE SE SSE S W NW NW WNW
Humidity 90% 90% 94% 86% 85% 86% 82% 77% 73% 76% 79% 78% 79% 86% 92% 96% 98% 97% 94% 90% 90% 93% 92% 91%
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) EEEGEEEEEEEEEEMMPPMMVGVGVGE
Pressure (Millibars) 995 997 999 1000 1001 1002 1002 1002 1003 1003 1003 1002 1002 1000 999 997 993 989 985 983 982 983 988 991

North West England

Forecast Summary

  • Today

    Cold and windy, with sunny spells and wintry showers slowly easing through the day. Some icy stretches where there is lying snow. Winds decreasing for a time, but turning cloudier from the west by the end of the day.

  • Tonight

    Turning windy for a time overnight with gales, especially across southern parts of the region. This combined with heavy rain and snow with further snow accumulating over the hills.

Environmental Summary

UV: 1

UK Range: 1-8

Pollution: Low

UK Range: Low to Very High

Met Office Warnings Issued For: Lancashire

  1. Yellow warning of snow

    From:
    2025 on Tue 16 January
    To:
    1100 on Wed 17 January
    Updated 16 January at 20:17 Active

    Warning

    Showers are falling as sleet, snow and hail already in the north of the warning area, and this threat spreads to parts of Wales, the Midlands and southern England on Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday.

    Delays to travel are possible, with a lower likelihood of cancellations of public transport. Some roads and pavements will turn icy, with an increased likelihood of some accidents and injuries.This warning has been extended eastwards across southern England and further into the Midlands.

  2. Yellow warning of ice

    From:
    2025 on Tue 16 January
    To:
    1100 on Wed 17 January
    Updated 16 January at 20:17 Active

    Warning

    Showers are falling as sleet, snow and hail already in the north of the warning area, and this threat spreads to parts of Wales, the Midlands and southern England on Tuesday evening and overnight into Wednesday.

    Delays to travel are possible, with a lower likelihood of cancellations of public transport. Some roads and pavements will turn icy, with an increased likelihood of some accidents and injuries.

    This warning has been extended eastwards across southern England and further into the Midlands.

  3. Yellow warning of snow

    From:
    1800 on Wed 17 January
    To:
    0900 on Thu 18 January
    Updated 16 January at 11:01

    Warning

    Snow showers are expected during Wednesday evening before a spell of more persistent and possibly heavy snow develops in places during Wednesday night. Any persistent snow is most likely to clear east before dawn on Thursday but further snow showers are likely to follow.

    Travel delays are possible on roads with a risk that some vehicles and passengers could become stranded. Delays or cancellations are possible to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off. Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone, may be affected.This warning has been updated with the southern boundary extended further south over northern England. Also, northern parts of Northern Ireland have been added to the warning area.

  4. Yellow warning of wind

    From:
    2100 on Wed 17 January
    To:
    1100 on Thu 18 January
    Updated 16 January at 11:39

    Warning

    Very strong winds will affect parts of the UK during Wednesday night and into Thursday. The strongest winds are expected to transfer eastwards across the warning area before clearing by late morning.

    Road, rail and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations. There is also a possibility that some bridges may close. Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage. Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings.

    In addition, large waves are expected to affect some western coasts with beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

A list of all UK Warnings can be found on our More UK Weather page.

Weather Warnings Key

  • Red: Take action
  • Amber: Be prepared
  • Yellow: Be aware

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Observations

Observed at 04:00, Wednesday 17 January

Thick Cloud

1°C 34°F

Wind Speed 23 km/h 14 mph Westerly

Humidity: 90%

Visibility: Poor

Pressure: 991mb, Rising

Observation station: Shap

(Lat: 54.501 | Lon: -2.684)

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