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  • Wed Wednesday
    27°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Thu Thursday
    26°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    26°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    23°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 15°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:20 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:18 Sunset: 21:19 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1000 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for North West England

Dry and fine. Very warm or locally hot.

Today:

Any patchy low cloud or mist will soon clear through the morning to leave another dry and fine day with plenty of sunny periods. It will become very warm or locally hot into the afternoon, especially along the coast. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Tonight:

After a fine end to the day with plenty of evening sunshine, it will remain dry with largely clear skies. Some patchy low cloud may affect the far east later. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Thursday:

Across the region it will continue to remain dry and very warm, or even hot for some. There will be plenty of sunny spells as well. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Remaining dry, fine and very warm on Friday and for much of Saturday, but some showery rain moving southeastwards later. Less warm on Sunday with occasional showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Isolated thunderstorms in the south.

Today:

Many eastern and central parts starting dull, but low cloud soon burning back to northeastern coasts. Isolated thundery showers moving westwards across the south in the afternoon. Otherwise mostly dry, fine and very warm, although cooler along cloudier northeastern coasts.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and hill fog in northeast returning westwards across some eastern and central parts. Isolated heavy showers, mainly in the southwest, easing. Elsewhere dry with clear periods.

Thursday:

Another dry, fine and very warm day for many. Cloud and mist in the northeast becoming confined to coastal parts. Isolated heavy, thundery showers likely in the southwest at times.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Plenty of dry weather, but some locally heavy daytime showers, mainly in the south. Also some more persistent rain in the north from Saturday. Generally warm or very warm still.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

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