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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 12 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny day 14 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    5 °C

Saturday (25 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 3  ° 5  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 5 11 ESE 6 13 ESE 6 10 E 5 7 ESE 4 7 ESE 3 6 ENE 2 5 N 3 5 NNW 6 8 N 8 10 N 7 9 N 7 10 N 7 10 N 7 9 N 6 9 NNE 6 11 ENE 5 13 E 7 15 E 6 14 E 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
80% 78% 77% 75% 70% 64% 58% 55% 52% 51% 49% 52% 61% 64% 67% 70% 73% 69% 72% 74%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 18:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (26 March 2017)
0000 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  °
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5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 4  ° 6  ° 8  ° 9  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 13 E 6 13 ENE 7 13 ENE 7 14 ENE 5 13 ENE 5 13 ENE 4 12 ENE 6 15 ENE 7 16 ENE 7 15 E 9 15 E 9 16 E 10 16 E 11 18 E 12 20 E 13 21 E 13 22 E 12 21 E 11 20 E 12 22 E 12 22 E 11 20 E 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
75% 75% 77% 76% 76% 76% 75% 70% 64% 59% 56% 52% 49% 48% 48% 49% 53% 57% 63% 67% 70% 74% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 18:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 March 2017)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 8  ° 11  ° 12  ° 11  ° 9  °
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5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 8  ° 10  ° 9  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 9 17 E 9 16 E 8 15 E 7 13 ESE 10 19 ESE 11 21 ESE 11 21 ESE 9 17 E 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 84% 86% 90% 83% 74% 67% 73% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:38 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 9  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 6  ° 9  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 10 17 ESE 10 17 ESE 10 17 SE 11 20 S 11 22 SSW 12 23 SW 9 16 S 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G VG G
Humidity Expand
86% 90% 92% 85% 76% 74% 80% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  °
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8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 20% 20% 10% 40% 40% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 9 15 S 9 15 S 10 16 S 12 20 S 13 23 S 14 24 S 14 23 S 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 G
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 92% 87% 81% 78% 81% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 19:42 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (30 March 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 20% 20% 20% 40% 40% 40% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 14 24 SSE 15 25 SSE 15 25 SSE 16 27 S 16 28 S 15 26 S 13 22 S 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
87% 87% 88% 85% 77% 73% 79% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: New
Friday (31 March 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 11 18 S 11 18 S 11 18 SSW 12 22 SW 13 24 SSW 10 18 SSW 8 13 S 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 90% 84% 74% 67% 71% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 19:45 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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