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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend

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Blackpool illuminations

Fri 2 Sep - Sun 4 Sep 2016

Blackpool Switch-On Weekend runs from 2 - 4 September and has been described as Blackpool's biggest and brightest night of the year.

Headlining at the free Switch-On concert on Friday night will be The Vamps, featuring special guest performers Diversity, Fleur East and Fatman Scoop. 

This Switch-On Weekend event marks the beginning of the Blackpool Illuminations, which lights the Blackpool skyline until the 6 November and attracts over 3 million visitors from across the country.

If you are heading to Blackpool's Promenade for the Switch-On Weekend, then make sure you check the weather forecast below to prepare sufficiently for a weekend full of lights, music, and attractions.

For more information on the event, visit Blackpool Council's Switch-On website.

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    7 °C

Wednesday (26 April 2017)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
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Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 24 29 N 18 24 N 17 23 N 18 24 N 17 23 N 16 21 N 15 21 N 14 19 N 13 18 N 12 18 NNW 12 18 NNW 11 16 NNW 12 18 NW 16 22 NW 16 23 NW 16 23 NW 15 22 NW 16 23 NW 16 23 NNW 15 21 NNW 13 18 NNW 12 16 NNW 11 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
Humidity Expand
71% 73% 75% 78% 77% 77% 73% 70% 66% 62% 55% 51% 50% 52% 51% 50% 51% 52% 55% 59% 62% 66% 71%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (27 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  °
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4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
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10% 20% 50% 10% 50% 40% 40% 40% 10%
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NNW 10 14 W 10 14 WNW 12 17 NW 16 24 NW 19 28 NW 18 28 NW 20 31 NW 18 28 NNW 12 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
74% 78% 84% 83% 79% 77% 76% 81% 88%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:35 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (28 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 9  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  °
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6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 8  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  °
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<5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 6 10 ENE 6 10 E 6 11 NNW 5 12 NW 8 16 WNW 9 18 WNW 7 13 WSW 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 85% 83% 68% 59% 62% 66% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:37 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (29 April 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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7  ° 5  ° 6  ° 10  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 10  °
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6  ° 3  ° 3  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 4 7 SSE 5 9 SE 7 12 SSE 9 17 S 10 21 ESE 10 20 SE 9 16 SE 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 89% 85% 67% 55% 56% 65% 66%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (30 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 10  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 9  °
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6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 8  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 13 22 ESE 14 25 ESE 15 27 ESE 18 33 ESE 20 37 SE 19 35 SE 17 30 NNE 15 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
70% 69% 72% 64% 58% 60% 64% 72%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (1 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 8  ° 10  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 10  °
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4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 7  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 7  °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 14 25 SSE 14 24 SSE 13 23 S 15 27 SSE 13 26 SSE 13 25 SSE 12 22 SSE 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
81% 83% 84% 68% 58% 61% 65% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Issued at:

2 - 4 September - Check the weather forecast before heading out to watch the Blackpool Illuminations switch-on weekend.

Dubbed as 'the greatest free light show on earth', the 6 mile long display stretches along the Promenade from Starr Gate to Bispham, using over one million bulbs.

Keep checking the Blackpool weather forecast for the duration of the Illuminations between the 2 September - 6 November.

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