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Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2300 on Mon 20 Oct 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

Gales and rain overnight, rain clearing to showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Wind will strengthen during the evening, with gales developing overnight as rain moves eastwards across the region. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain will clear most parts by dawn, with showers following, and it will turn colder. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Tuesday:

Remaining very windy with severe gales along coasts through the morning. Sunny intervals developing, but heavy squally showers too, perhaps with thunder and hail. Noticeably colder than recently. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with some outbreaks of rain or showers at times. More persistent and at times heavy rain on Friday, with winds easing.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain overnight clearing to blustery showers. Gales for many. Colder.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry end to the day for many, but gales developing quite widely overnight as rain in the northwest moves eastwards across the UK. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing the northwest later where it will turn colder.

Tuesday:

Very windy, with severe gales in some coastal areas. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals and squally showers, perhaps with thunder and hail. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain, mainly in the north and west. Friday, showers affecting the northwest, but rain moves across much of the country.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

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

Location Details

Blackpool

Location: 53.8211, -3.0541

Altitude: 12m above mean sea level

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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.