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    14°C 14°C
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    16°C 13°C
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    15°C 7°C
    Light shower day
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Issued at: 1600 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Staying windy. Mostly dry, but becoming cloudy overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining windy overnight. It will become fairly cloudy as the night progresses, although it should stay dry until the early hours where there will then be some patchy outbreaks of rain or drizzle, mostly over the hills. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Sunday:

A cloudy start with some light rain or drizzle. Becoming drier and brighter through the morning for most, but staying cloudy in the north where rain persists. Windy again. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cloudy, windy and mild Monday with some rain, mainly in the north. Rain crossing from the northwest Tuesday morning leaving colder and clearer weather overnight which continues into Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy throughout in northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent showers continue across northwest Scotland this evening. Then persistent heavy rain arrives here overnight, and into Northern Ireland later. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

Staying very wet and windy across northwest Scotland, but rain largely clearing Northern Ireland. Windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east. Patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Still wet and windy northwest Scotland, drier elsewhere on Monday. Wind and rain eases and moves south across the UK through Tuesday. Turning drier, and chillier across Britain on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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