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  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 15°C
    Light rain
  • Wed Wednesday
    16°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 13°C
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  • Fri Friday
    17°C 11°C
    Light rain
  • Sat Saturday
    14°C 11°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 18:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Tue 30 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

Early fog clearing. Clouding over with some patchy rain later.

Today:

Any mist and fog patches will clear this morning. There could be a little brightness for a time, before cloud thickens from the west with some outbreaks of rain later in the afternoon and into the evening. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy this evening with some outbreaks of rain. Becoming drier for a time through the early hours before further patchy rain arrives in the north by dawn. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Wednesday:

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain on and off for much of the day. Becoming fresher and clearer from the north through the evening, then a cold night to follow. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A cold start to Thursday then a dry and bright day with some sunshine. Turning wet and windy on Friday. Bright and breezy on Saturday, but cool with isolated showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clouding over in the north and west, warm sunshine southeast.

Today:

Low cloud and fog dispersing to give some warm sunny spells for many. Cloud and occasional rain in the northwest will move slowly eastwards into other western and some northern parts. Breezy in the northwest.

Tonight:

The cloud and patchy rain will continue to move southeastwards overnight, though becoming increasingly fragmented, reaching the southeast by morning. Another band of cloud and patchy rain in the northwest.

Wednesday:

A fairly cloudy picture with some mainly light and patchy rain at times. Becoming drier, clearer and fresher from the northwest through the day, reaching northern England by evening.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright and breezy in the north on Thursday, cloudier with some drizzle in the south. Wet and windy weather will move southeastwards Friday and Saturday, followed by fresher, showery conditions.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Monday 13 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places 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 is 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 current indications suggest that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 28 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: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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