Lancashire’s Met Office weekend weather breakdown with gales, rain and frost

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The weather for Preston, Blackpool, Hyndburn, Rossendale, Burnley, Blackburn with Darwen, Ribble Valley, West Lancashire, South Ribble, Fylde, Wyre, Pendle, Chorley and Lancaster.


Waves crash over the promenade in Blackpool (Image: PA)

Lancashire is in for gales, rain and a touch of frost this weekend according to a very gloomy Met Office forecast.

The weather experts are predicting damp conditions over the next few days, which will see coats and umbrellas out in force across the county.

Saturday is set to be the worst, with the forecast predicting a washout day for the most part.

But before that, Friday will see scattered showers in places which will turn wintry over higher ground.

Into Friday afternoon, there is a chance of hail and thunder, although southern and western areas of the county will see clearer skies.

The rain will clear into the evening but temperatures will be cold, bringing a touch of frost to the ground.

On Saturday, expect wind and rain, especially in the morning.

The Met Office is even warning of coastal gales, before the rain becomes more confirmed to west-facing hills in the afternoon.

Sunday to Tuesday will see temperatures rise, much to the delight of Lancashire residents.

It is set to become milder, although there is still the chance of wind and showers throughout.

Here is the full Met Office weather forecast for the weekend ahead across Lancashire.

It covers Preston, Blackpool, Hyndburn, Rossendale, Burnley, Blackburn with Darwen, Ribble Valley, West Lancashire, South Ribble, Fylde, Wyre, Pendle, Chorley and Lancaster.

Today:

Chilly start with a few showers around. These showers developing further for a time, possibly turning wintry over higher ground and bringing hail or thunder in the afternoon.

Southern and western areas seeing the best of clear and sunny skies.

Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Tonight:

A dry and clear evening. Small chance of rural frost in the east.

Overnight, winds strengthen and heavy rain reaches the southwest by dawn.

Temperatures recovering after the early dip. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Saturday:

Very wet and windy, especially in the morning. Risk of coastal gales for a time.

Rain becoming more confined to west-facing hills later in the day. Maximum temperature 15 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Nights become milder, but remaining windy and unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain throughout.