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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

    Sunny intervals
  • 9 °C

    6 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 10 °C

    4 °C

    Cloudy
  • 7 °C

    1 °C

    Light rain
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Light rain
  • 8 °C

    4 °C

    Cloudy
  • 9 °C

    5 °C

    Light shower day
Friday (24 February 2017)
23 00
Heavy rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
90%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 20 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M
Humidity arrow down
80%
UV index arrow down
0
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 17:39 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 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
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
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6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
90% 80% ≥95% ≥95% 80% 10% 20% 80% 90% 80% 80% 50% 20% 20% 60% 60% 50% 80% 50% 50% 50% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 17 24 SSW 18 28 S 17 26 S 19 28 S 20 30 SSW 22 33 SSW 22 34 SSW 27 41 SSW 24 37 SSW 23 37 SSW 26 41 SSW 24 38 SW 26 41 SW 26 41 SW 24 39 SW 21 35 SW 20 33 SW 19 31 SW 16 26 WSW 12 18 W 11 20 W 10 17 W 8 14 WSW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M G M G VG E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
85% 86% 88% 90% 88% 84% 83% 85% 86% 85% 86% 85% 84% 87% 89% 89% 90% 92% 92% 91% 91% 90% 91% 90%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 60% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 9 16 WSW 12 20 SSW 13 21 S 17 27 S 23 36 SSW 26 42 SW 23 38 WSW 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG E E VG VG VG VG E
Humidity arrow down
87% 86% 85% 82% 74% 75% 81% 76%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Monday (27 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light rain Light shower night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 4  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 0  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% 10% 10% 50% 60% 40% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 16 25 SSW 14 22 S 13 21 S 15 24 S 15 26 SW 14 24 SSW 9 15 SSW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E VG VG VG G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
76% 77% 86% 82% 76% 68% 82% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Heavy shower night Light shower night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
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
50% 10% 10% 10% 50% 40% 60% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 7 11 SSW 6 11 WSW 7 12 WSW 10 19 WSW 17 28 W 20 35 WSW 20 35 WNW 22 39
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG VG G VG G G
Humidity arrow down
91% 91% 92% 86% 76% 71% 81% 83%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Light rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% <5% 10% 20% 40% 40% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 17 29 W 15 25 WSW 11 18 SW 11 19 SW 14 24 WSW 19 34 WSW 18 31 WSW 21 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG G VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
85% 88% 86% 85% 81% 73% 79% 74%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (2 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 6  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 2  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 10% 10% 30% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 21 36 SW 15 26 SW 15 26 SSW 16 27 SSW 20 35 SSW 18 30 SW 14 24 SW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
72% 78% 83% 79% 68% 75% 83% 85%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing 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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