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Issued at: 1800 on Sat 20 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

Cold and clear tonight. Dry with sunny spells tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy at first this evening, but cooler, clearer conditions will spread from the north overnight. Cold, with a touch of ground frost in places by dawn. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Sunday:

After a chilly start, Sunday looks set to be a dry and bright day, with sunny spells. Feeling fresher than of late, but still pleasant in the afternoon sunshine. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Staying fine and often sunny during Monday, but cold overnight. Cloudier Tuesday, with outbreaks of light rain and a strengthening breeze. Turning windy with further light rain at times Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Isolated showers in the south tonight. Dry and sunny tomorrow,

This Evening and Tonight:

Cold, dry and largely clear in the north. Staying mild further south, with cloudy skies and isolated showers, although the fresher, clearer conditions in the north will continue to push south through the course of the night.

Sunday:

Any lingering cloud in the far south will soon clear, leaving a fine day with sunny spells. A chilly start, but feeling warm by the afternoon, especially in the south.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Fine and often sunny across the south and east. However cloudier with rain at times across northern and western parts. Light winds, but turning windy in the northwest by Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 25 Sep 2014 to Saturday 4 Oct 2014:

Southern parts of the UK will be dry at first with sunny spells but it will be cloudier in the north and west with rain at times. The rain will spread southwards, gradually weakening, although some southern and southeastern areas will probably remain dry. Brighter, showery weather may follow to the northwest. It will be quite windy, with gales in the far north, and temperatures close to normal. Into the weekend the most likely scenario is for northwestern parts of the UK to see the most unsettled conditions with strong winds and outbreaks of rain. Further south and east there should be lengthier drier periods interspersed with occasional rain. It may become warm again here. This pattern of weather is expected to stay similar into the following week.

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Sunday 19 Oct 2014:

The north-south split in the weather is more likely than not to continue for most of the period. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected to be across the south and east of the UK. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above average with some warm sunshine. However, it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more frequent outbreaks of rain and strong winds, with gales in the far north. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 20 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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

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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.