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  • Fri Friday
    16°C 12°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    15°C 12°C
    Light shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    16°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    16°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    17°C 10°C
    Cloudy
Friday
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:26 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:24 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:10 Sunset: 20:17 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Fri 22 Aug 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 chilly night, sunshine and isolated showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Isolated showers are likely to continue overnight, mainly along the coast, however it will be mostly dry with increasingly prolonged clear spells. With the northwesterly wind easing, this will lead to a chilly night. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Saturday:

A generally fine day with sunny spells. Whilst the northwesterly breeze could bring the occasional sharp shower in from the Irish Sea through the morning, most places should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A cold start Sunday, but mostly fine and dry with some sunshine, though turning cloudy later. Rain spreads eastwards into Bank Holiday Monday. Rain clearing southwards on Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

A chilly night, sunshine and isolated showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Isolated showers are likely to continue throughout the night, mainly for windward coastal areas. However most places will have a dry and increasingly clear night, along with the wind gradually easing, this will lead to it becoming rather chilly.

Saturday:

A generally fine and dry day, with sunny periods. However showers will continue to affect some central and eastern areas, where they could be heavy with thunder, before easing later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cold start in the east Sunday, but mostly dry with some sunshine. Rain in the west later, spreading east Monday, heavy at times, drier in north. Rain gradually clearing Tuesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 Aug 2014 to Friday 5 Sep 2014:

Rather unsettled in the south for the latter part of next week, whilst northern areas will generally see drier and brighter weather. A quieter start to next weekend, though the general trend is for more changeable conditions later with heaviest and most persistent rain in the west, winds could be locally strong in the north and west, with a risk of gales. It then stays rather unsettled through the period with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. Wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Saturday 20 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 22 Aug 2014

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Fri 2000

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Blackpool Partly cloudy night 53.8211 -3.0541
Kendal Cloudy 54.3279 -2.7449
Manchester Cloudy 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 Clear night 53.0024 -2.178
Caernarfon Partly cloudy night 53.1393 -4.2727
Sheffield Clear night 53.3809 -1.4686
Carlisle Partly cloudy night 54.8924 -2.9315
Darlington Partly cloudy night 54.5235 -1.5579
York Partly cloudy night 53.9621 -1.0789
Dumfries Partly cloudy night 55.0708 -3.6038
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.5118 -3.3118
Nottingham Partly cloudy night 52.9545 -1.1565
Newcastle Upon Tyne Cloudy 54.9781 -1.6162
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Aberystwyth Light shower night 52.415 -4.0817
Stranraer Clear 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.