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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.

  • 8 °C

    6 °C

    Overcast
  • 7 °C

    2 °C

    Overcast
  • 5 °C

    2 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 4 °C

    2 °C

    Cloudy
  • 5 °C

    2 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 6 °C

    3 °C

    Cloudy
  • 6 °C

    3 °C

    Cloudy
Thursday (19 January 2017)
14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
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7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 4 11 WNW 2 11 WNW 2 8 W 2 6 SW 2 4 S 3 4 SSE 2 4 SE 2 4 ENE 2 3 ENE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
97% 93% 90% 88% 88% 88% 88% 88% 88% 86%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 08:18 Sunset: 16:28 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Friday (20 January 2017)
00 00 01 00 02 00 03 00 04 00 05 00 06 00 07 00 08 00 09 00 10 00 11 00 12 00 13 00 14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 0  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ENE 3 5 ENE 2 4 NE 3 4 ENE 3 4 SE 2 4 NNE 3 5 ENE 3 5 ENE 4 6 E 4 6 E 4 8 ESE 5 10 SE 6 11 SE 6 10 SE 5 9 SSE 6 10 SE 6 10 SE 6 9 SE 5 10 ESE 5 9 ESE 6 11 ESE 7 13 ESE 7 14 ESE 8 14 ESE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G G M M G G G G G G G G M M G G G
Humidity arrow down
87% 87% 88% 88% 88% 89% 90% 90% 90% 90% 89% 84% 83% 82% 82% 80% 81% 85% 88% 89% 89% 88% 89% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 08:17 Sunset: 16:30 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Saturday (21 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ESE 7 14 ESE 8 15 ESE 8 14 ESE 8 15 SE 9 15 SE 8 13 SE 6 10 SE 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
89% 90% 90% 92% 82% 79% 86% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:16 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (22 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SE 6 10 SE 4 8 SE 4 7 SSE 5 9 S 5 10 SSW 5 10 S 5 8 S 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG G G
Humidity arrow down
88% 89% 90% 89% 83% 81% 88% 90%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:34 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (23 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 3  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 2  ° 3  ° 0  ° -1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 5 8 SSE 4 8 SSE 5 8 S 5 8 S 5 10 SSW 5 9 S 6 9 SSE 7 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity arrow down
92% 93% 94% 92% 86% 84% 92% 93%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (24 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 0  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 7 12 SSE 8 12 SSE 8 13 SSE 9 15 S 10 17 S 10 17 S 10 17 S 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
93% 92% 91% 91% 85% 83% 89% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 16:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Wednesday (25 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -1  ° 0  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 12 19 S 13 21 SSE 13 22 SSE 14 24 SSE 15 26 S 16 26 S 16 26 S 17 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG G VG
Humidity arrow down
90% 90% 91% 89% 83% 81% 85% 86%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 16:40 Moon phase: Waning crescent
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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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