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Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 19:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2200 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Mainly dry, cold night. Rain spreading south through the day.

This Evening and Tonight:

A dry evening with clear spells for most overnight, though cloud will tend to thicken from the north later in the night, with some outbreaks of rain possible across Cumbria by dawn. Localised mist or fog possible in southern areas. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Tuesday:

Cloud and rain will slowly move southwards through the day, though probably not reaching Cheshire until later in the afternoon. Some heavier bursts are possible into the afternoon and evening. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cloud and rain clearing on Wednesday with the odd shower following. Largely cloudy on Thursday and Friday with some patchy light rain or drizzle. Breezy throughout, especially on Thursday.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dry and fine for most, with rain continuing in northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and rain, in the northwest, will continue edging southeastwards overnight, possibly reaching northern parts of northern England by dawn. Elsewhere will be dry, clear and cold with a rural grass frost and a few mist and fog patches likely.

Tuesday:

The cloud and occasional rain will continue southwards, across the rest of northern England and north Wales by evening. Largely dry and fine elsewhere, though further rain in northwest later.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain clearing southwards Wednesday with the odd shower following. Largely cloudy on Thursday and Friday, windy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in northwestern areas, drier with some brightness elsewhere.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 27 Sep 2014 to Monday 6 Oct 2014:

Fairly cloudy at first, though some sunny intervals developing for central, southern and eastern parts of the UK. Outbreaks of rain are expected for northern and western areas, more persistent for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland, although clearer, showery weather should follow for a time. It will be quite windy here too. Temperatures generally near or a little above normal. Into the following week, the north and west are likely to remain the windiest and most unsettled parts of the UK, with the best of the weather further south and east. However, a little rain is to be expected here at times. Temperatures should be a little above normal for most. This general northwest-southeast split in the weather is then likely to continue into the start of October.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

The broadly northwest-southeast split in weather conditions expected to become established for late September and early October is then showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours but under fine weather it should feel pleasant. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, perhaps accompanied by strong winds, temperatures here then often closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 22 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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