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  • Mon Monday
    20°C 16°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 16°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    18°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    19°C 16°C
    Light rain
  • Fri Friday
    18°C 15°C
    Heavy shower day
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:17 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:23 Sunset: 21:13 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 21:12 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

A generally dry day with plenty of sunshine. Feeling warm.

Today:

Although there is a low risk of a fleeting rogue shower, this morning will be dry with a mixture of sunny periods and cloudier spells. Staying dry this afternoon and becoming increasingly sunny. Feeling warm with a light northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

It will be a pleasantly warm and mostly sunny evening and it will stay dry with largely clear skies overnight. Patchy low cloud developing in places later in the night. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Tuesday:

Some sunshine, especially in the south at first, but cloud tending to build with a few showery outbreaks of rain possible for a time, mainly across Cumbria. Feeling pleasantly warm. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Becoming increasingly unsettled with a mixture of sunny spells and occasional showers. These may be locally heavy with a risk of a spell of heavier rain later on Friday.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Scattered heavy showers in south. Mostly dry and bright elsewhere.

Today:

Showers, some heavy, in Wales and southwest England this morning, but becoming largely fine this afternoon. Risk of heavy, slow-moving and possibly thundery showers in southeastern areas at times. Elsewhere, mostly dry with sunny spells. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Heavy showers in the far southeast slowly clearing away overnight, then most places dry with long clear periods. Becoming cloudy across northwestern areas with occasional rain and drizzle.

Tuesday:

Breezy with a few showers in northwestern areas. Cloudier skies with a little patchy rain spreading southeast after a sunny start elsewhere. Warm, locally very warm in southeast England.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Breezy with scattered showers across northern areas on Wednesday and Thursday, but staying mostly dry and warm with sunny spells further south. Showers, some heavy, developing more widely on Friday.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 Aug 2014 to Monday 11 Aug 2014:

Changeable this weekend with showers and or more prolonged periods of rain affecting most areas. On Saturday, rain, occasionally heavy and perhaps thundery, will clear away eastwards, with brighter conditions but also scattered showers then following. Further showers on Sunday with a chance of more persistent rain reaching some western areas later. The unsettled theme then continues into next week, conditions perhaps turning breezier then, with a risk of gales in some exposed western parts. The unsettled theme is likely to continue until the end of the period, although there may be more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east later. Temperatures should be generally near normal for the time of year, although perhaps on the warm side towards the south and east.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 26 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during mid-August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

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Blackpool Sunny intervals 53.8211 -3.0541
Kendal Sunny intervals 54.3279 -2.7449
Manchester Sunny day 53.479 -2.2465
Wrexham Sunny intervals 53.0428 -2.9911
Leeds Sunny day 53.8011 -1.547
Douglas (Isle of Man) Light shower day 54.1518 -4.484
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Sheffield Sunny day 53.3809 -1.4686
Carlisle Sunny intervals 54.8924 -2.9315
Darlington Sunny intervals 54.5235 -1.5579
York Sunny intervals 53.9621 -1.0789
Dumfries Sunny intervals 55.0708 -3.6038
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Nottingham Sunny intervals 52.9545 -1.1565
Newcastle Upon Tyne Sunny intervals 54.9781 -1.6162
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Aberystwyth Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Stranraer Sunny intervals 54.9033 -5.0228
Whitby Sunny day 54.4862 -0.6117

Location Details

Blackpool

Location: 53.8211, -3.0541

Altitude: 12m above mean sea level

Blackpool information

The buzzing seaside town of Blackpool is a well-loved holiday destination for British tourists, with plenty of activities for families, groups of friends and even those on a romantic escape.

Blackpool’s fame as a tourist destination originally stems from the practice of sea-bathing and ‘taking in the sea air’ to help those who were suffering from certain illnesses. It was generally thought sea air would help those feeling under-the-weather, and from the mid-1700s greater numbers of the British elite began to travel to Blackpool. Like many British towns, however, it was the advent of the Industrial Revolution that really sparked its growth; a new railway, connecting Blackpool to a mainline from Preston, meant more people flooded into the town in the 1850s and 60s.

One of the biggest tourist attractions of Blackpool began during these early years of development, as in 1879 the town set the precedent for modern-day Blackpool Illuminations with trail-blazing electrifying of parts of the seafront promenade. The Illuminations are still hugely popular today, and are on show from August to November running around six miles in length along Blackpool’s promenade.

Alongside the Illuminations, all year round Blackpool offers tourists a slice of old-fashioned seaside fun, with the town’s Pleasure Beach drawing in huge numbers of visitors each year. Recent regeneration work has made the centre of Blackpool a hub for shopping, too, making it a great place for a weekend getaway. The Winter Gardens, Blackpool Sea Life Centre and the iconic Blackpool Tower are all popular attractions whatever the weather.

Blackpool Sands — the beach of the town — is, of course, the main attraction for tourists, whatever the British weather may hold. The unique Blackpool High Tide Organ, a musical instrument that uses wave energy to produce music, is a seaside attraction in itself, while Blackpool Pier and the many amusement arcades along the seafront add to the nostalgic charm of the town.

Artistic and sporting pursuits are well-covered in Blackpool, too, for when the mild climate of the coast strikes. Boxing and wrestling are both popular in the town, with venues like the Tower Circus Arena playing host to well-attended matches. The annual Blackpool Dance Festival is a must for Strictly Come Dancing fans, while the renowned nightlife in the town ensures there are plenty of places to grab a drink and a dance.