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    16°C 12°C
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    18°C 12°C
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    13°C 11°C
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Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 18:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Wed 01 Oct 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

Clear and cold tonight. Dry, sunny and increasingly breezy tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be a dry night with mostly clear skies and light winds. Consequently, many places will become quite cold, with a risk of localised air frost and fog patches. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Thursday:

After a cold and sunny start, it will remain dry, but is likely to become a little cloudier into the afternoon, when the southwesterly wind will also start to strengthen. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, windy with rain in the far north later. Locally heavy rain moving southeastwards early on Saturday. Cooler and breezy conditions following with sunny spells and occasional heavy showers Sunday.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clear chilly night in the north, cloudy and milder elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy with some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds resulting in a cold night with rural grass frosts and localised mist or fog patches possible.

Thursday:

After a cold start in northern areas, mostly dry with sunny spells. Southwesterly winds strengthening with gales in northwest Scotland. Cloudier, warmer elsewhere. Isolated showers in south, but mostly dry.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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Blackpool Clear 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 Partly cloudy night 53.3809 -1.4686
Carlisle Clear night 54.8924 -2.9315
Darlington Clear night 54.5235 -1.5579
York Partly cloudy night 53.9621 -1.0789
Dumfries Clear night 55.0708 -3.6038
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.9781 -1.6162
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Aberystwyth Partly cloudy night 52.415 -4.0817
Stranraer Clear night 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.