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  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    16°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    17°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Tue Tuesday
    17°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 14°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:17 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:22 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 19:58 Moon phase: First quarter 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0400 on Sat 30 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for North West England

Bright spells and scattered showers.

Today:

A rather cloudy morning with a few showers. Some bright or sunny spells are likely to develop into the afternoon, with occasional showers. A breezy day, though the wind will continue to ease. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

One or two showers may linger through the evening and into the night, but dry for most, and those showers should clear by morning. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Sunday:

A dry day with some bright or sunny spells and much lighter winds than recent days. Cloud will thicken later in the evening with some patchy rain possible by midnight. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

A cloudy, damp start to Monday with patchy rain during the morning. Thereafter, a good deal of dry weather with variable amounts of cloud and occasional spells of sunshine.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 30 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Bright or sunny spells and a few showers.

Today:

A good deal of dry weather, but occasional showers in the north, locally heavy in the northeast, and a few showers elsewhere. Otherwise variable cloud with some bright or sunny spells. Breezy, but less so than yesterday.

Tonight:

Any lingering showers this evening will clear to leave a mostly dry night with some clear spells. Winds falling light by dawn.

Sunday:

Mainly dry with some bright spells at times. Clouding over from the northwest later with rain spreading into Northern Ireland and eastern Scotland during the evening.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Cloud and patchy rain on Monday will spread southeastwards across the UK. Thereafter, a good deal of dry weather with variable amounts of cloud and occasional spells of warm sunshine.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 30 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 3 Sep 2014 to Friday 12 Sep 2014:

Dry for many on Wednesday and Thursday with variable cloud amounts and warm sunny spells once early morning low cloud and mist patches clear. However, northwestern Scotland may see some patchy drizzle at times. Temperatures generally above average, particularly across central and southern parts where it could be very warm. The settled conditions should persist into Friday. However, through the weekend, there is likely to be an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading from the west. Rather changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas will see the best of the drier and bright weather, especially later in the period. Temperatures near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

UK Outlook for Saturday 13 Sep 2014 to Saturday 27 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 30 Aug 2014

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