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Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0400 on Wed 22 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Breezy, increasingly cloudy with some rain in the afternoon.

Today:

After a mainly dry, bright and locally chilly start, cloud will thicken, with outbreaks of patchy rain returning from the west, mainly across northern areas. Breezy, but with much lighter winds than on Tuesday, and feeling less cold. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

Cloudy and breezy with patchy outbreaks of rain, mainly across northern hills. Drier with some clear spells possible across southern areas. Milder that the previous night. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

A breezy and generally cloudy day, but some brighter spells are likely in southern areas. Occasional outbreaks of rain, possibly heavy at times, mainly across northern hills. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain clearing southeastwards Friday morning with brighter, windier conditions and a few showers following. Some more persistent rain possible Sunday

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy in north. Drier, but increasingly cloudy elsewhere.

Today:

A dry, bright and chilly start for many southern and eastern areas, though it will turn cloudier through the day. Rain and strengthening winds will return to Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England, turning heavy at times over western hills.

Tonight:

Generally cloudy with a few clear spells in the southeast and occasional rain in the west, persistent in some northwestern areas. A milder night, but remaining windy in the north.

Thursday:

A generally breezy and cloudy day with some brighter spells in the south and east. Sporadic outbreaks of rain, mainly in the west, persistent in the northwest. Temperatures above normal.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

A band of rain will push southeast through Friday, clearing southeast England early Saturday. Then all parts brighter with occasional showers, more rain in the northwest later. Becoming very windy.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 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 increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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