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    18°C 12°C
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Issued at: 1800 on Wed 17 Sep 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

Some mist and hill fog tonight. Brightening up on Thursday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Staying dry with some lengthy clear spells in the west allowing patches of mist to form overnight. It will be cloudier in the east with hill fog over the Pennines and the chance of the odd spot of drizzle. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Thursday:

Another largely dry day on Thursday with warm sunny spells developing once early patchy mist or hill fog clears and breaks through the morning. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Remaining mostly fine into the weekend with warm sunny spells developing after any early patchy mist clears. The chance of showers in the south Friday and Saturday. Cooler by Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mist and hill fog for many. Heavy showers far southwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog patches in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Clearer in the far south and west, but isolated thundery showers are expected across Cornwall and perhaps Devon.

Thursday:

Murky to start, but brightening up for most as low cloud and mist becomes confined to the northeast. Warm in the south, but thundery showers possible, mainly in the southwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dull to start Friday and Saturday, but warm sunny spells developing for all but the northeast. Scattered thundery showers southern and central parts. Mostly fine and dry on Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

It is likely to remain largely settled at the start of next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler, especially at night. Variable amounts of cloud in most areas with some bright or sunny spells, but thicker cloud in northwestern parts with some rain or drizzle. Later in the week and thereafter, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west, with the best of the dry and bright conditions in the south and southeast. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

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