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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 26 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 26 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

Thursday (25 May 2017)
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Precipitation probability Expand
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 3 6 ESE 3 4 E 3 6 ESE 3 6 E 4 7 E 4 7 E 5 9 E 4 10 ESE 4 8 SE 4 9 ENE 4 10 WSW 5 10 W 6 10 N 7 11 NNE 8 13 NNE 9 15 N 9 15 ENE 7 12 E 6 10 ESE 6 11 SSE 7 14 SE 7 13 SE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P M M M M M G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
99% 98% 97% 96% 95% 93% 88% 82% 72% 66% 60% 55% 54% 52% 50% 48% 47% 48% 51% 54% 57% 61% 66%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:23 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 5
Friday (26 May 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
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20  ° 19  ° 17  ° 17  ° 21  ° 24  ° 26  ° 24  ° 21  °
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19  ° 18  ° 15  ° 15  ° 18  ° 22  ° 23  ° 22  ° 18  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 8 17 SE 9 18 SE 10 19 SE 11 21 SE 13 22 SSE 14 26 SE 15 26 SE 14 24 SE 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
70% 75% 76% 69% 59% 49% 45% 52% 62%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Saturday (27 May 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Light shower day Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
18  ° 16  ° 17  ° 20  ° 21  ° 19  ° 17  ° 14  °
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16  ° 15  ° 15  ° 17  ° 19  ° 17  ° 15  ° 13  °
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<5% <5% <5% 30% 10% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 13 23 ESE 10 17 ESE 11 19 SE 12 23 S 12 23 WSW 14 27 W 11 21 W 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG M VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
72% 81% 79% 74% 69% 71% 74% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:26 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Sunday (28 May 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 15  ° 16  ° 15  ° 14  ° 13  °
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11  ° 10  ° 11  ° 14  ° 15  ° 14  ° 12  ° 12  °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 10 16 WNW 10 16 NW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WNW 7 14 NW 8 16 NNW 9 16 NNW 6 11
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
91% 92% 90% 77% 71% 74% 75% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 21:27 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (29 May 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13  ° 12  ° 13  ° 15  ° 16  ° 16  ° 15  ° 13  °
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12  ° 11  ° 12  ° 14  ° 15  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 7 11 NNW 6 10 NNW 6 12 NNW 7 14 WNW 8 17 NNW 10 20 W 9 17 W 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 87% 85% 73% 67% 66% 72% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:51 Sunset: 21:28 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (30 May 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
12  ° 11  ° 12  ° 15  ° 16  ° 16  ° 16  ° 14  °
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11  ° 10  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  °
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10% 10% 10% 30% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 11 SW 6 10 SW 7 13 WSW 8 16 WSW 10 19 W 10 20 W 10 18 SSE 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 92% 86% 72% 64% 62% 64% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:50 Sunset: 21:30 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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