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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Weekend

Blackpool illuminations

Fri 2 SepSun 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 23 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Light rain 18 °C

    14 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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<5%
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20 °
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18 °
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ESE 12 24
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G
Humidity Expand
87%
UV index Expand
0
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:27 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 20% 20% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
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17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 17 30 SE 15 27 SE 15 26 SE 15 25 SE 15 23 SSE 14 22 SSE 13 21 SSW 12 17 SW 16 22 WSW 15 20 WSW 12 18 W 13 19 W 12 19 W 12 19 W 12 18 W 10 16 W 10 16 W 9 15 W 10 15 WSW 10 15 WSW 12 18 WSW 13 19 SW 13 20 SW 13 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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 83% 84% 86% 86% 87% 89% 92% 89% 89% 86% 83% 79% 76% 74% 73% 72% 72% 74% 76% 77% 81% 83% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 20:25 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10%
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 °
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 13 19 SW 12 18 SW 10 15 WSW 11 17 WSW 15 24 W 14 23 WSW 13 21 SW 14 22 SW 12 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 89% 84% 76% 69% 71% 75% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:22 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
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13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 12 18 SSW 10 17 SSW 10 16 SSW 9 17 SSW 8 15 WNW 6 12 NNW 4 7 ENE 4 7
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
82% 87% 88% 76% 66% 69% 74% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
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15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 5 8 SSE 5 9 SE 5 8 S 7 15 SW 8 17 WNW 9 18 WNW 7 13 WNW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 88% 88% 82% 75% 73% 78% 90%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 30% 10% 10%
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14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 5 8 SW 4 8 SSW 5 9 SW 7 13 WSW 9 17 W 10 18 WNW 8 15 WSW 7 13
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
90% 89% 90% 83% 75% 76% 79% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 20:15 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light rain Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 40% 50% 40%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 9 15 SW 9 16 SW 10 17 SW 13 23 SW 16 27 SW 16 27 SW 15 26 WSW 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 92% 82% 77% 78% 82% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 20:13 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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