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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend

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.

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Heavy rain 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Heavy rain 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 10 14 NW 10 14 NW 10 14 NW 9 13 NNW 8 11 NW 7 10 NW 6 10 NW 5 9 NW 5 8 WNW 4 8 WNW 4 8 WNW 4 8 NW 4 8 NNW 5 9 NNE 5 9 NE 6 9 NE 6 10 ENE 7 11 ENE 8 13 ENE 8 15 ENE 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E E E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
73% 74% 73% 71% 68% 67% 65% 64% 62% 60% 59% 57% 56% 56% 56% 57% 59% 62% 65% 72% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:42 Sunset: 21:47 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
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Precipitation probability Expand
60% 60% 50% 90% 90% 80% 90% 90% 80% 60% 60% 80% 70% 50% 50% 50% 40% 50% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 10 19 E 12 21 ESE 12 21 ESE 12 21 ESE 12 21 ESE 13 22 SE 14 23 SE 14 23 SE 13 23 SE 14 24 SE 14 24 SE 15 25 SE 15 25 SE 15 25 SE 14 24 SE 13 22 SE 13 22 SE 13 22 SE 13 22 ESE 12 20 ESE 11 19 ESE 11 19 ESE 11 19 ESE 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
76% 81% 80% 81% 85% 87% 89% 90% 89% 89% 88% 86% 83% 80% 78% 77% 75% 76% 77% 79% 81% 84% 86% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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Light shower night Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
Warnings
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14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 °
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30% 20% 50% 60% 50% 80% 60% 50% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 11 19 ESE 11 19 E 10 18 E 11 20 E 12 21 ENE 10 18 NE 9 15 NE 9 15 NNE 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M G M M M M
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 90% 88% 85% 84% 85% 86% 88%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
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12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 9 16 NNW 10 17 NNW 11 19 NW 13 23 NNW 14 24 NNW 15 26 NW 14 25 NW 14 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
89% 90% 88% 85% 83% 82% 83% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 14 23 WNW 11 19 N 11 19 N 12 22 NNW 13 23 NNW 14 24 NNW 15 26 NW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
87% 90% 90% 80% 77% 77% 78% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 11 19 WNW 13 23 WNW 15 27 WNW 16 29 WNW 17 31 WNW 16 29 WNW 15 26 W 12 22
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
87% 90% 87% 76% 71% 70% 72% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 4 2 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:46 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 2 July 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
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12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 11 19 W 12 20 WNW 12 21 W 13 24 W 16 28 WNW 13 24 W 12 22 W 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 83% 81% 77% 72% 68% 69% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 2 0
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 21:46 Moon phase: First quarter

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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