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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2018 weather forecast

Blackpool illuminations

Fri 31 AugSun 4 Nov 2018

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On will be held on the Tower Festival Headland Arena on 31 August and has been described as Blackpool's biggest and brightest night of the year.

If you are heading to Blackpool's Promenade, make sure you check the weather forecast below to prepare sufficiently for a visit full of lights, music, and attractions.

For more information on the event, visit Blackpool Council's Switch-On website.

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    12 °C

  • Heavy rain 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Heavy shower day 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    8 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 19 September 2018)
Now
Warnings
Cloudy
10%
Temperature (°C)
14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 37 45
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG
Humidity
70%
UV index
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 19:19 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 20 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower night Light rain
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 80% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 80% 60% 50%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 28 36 WSW 25 34 WSW 24 33 WSW 22 30 WSW 22 30 SW 22 30 SW 19 25 SW 17 22 SW 15 20 SSW 13 18 SSW 11 16 SSW 10 14 S 9 12 SSE 8 11 SE 8 12 ESE 8 12 E 9 14 ENE 12 19 E 13 21 SE 13 24 SSE 20 32 S 19 29 SSW 21 33 SW 21 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG E E E E VG E E E E VG VG VG VG G P P P P P P M G G
Humidity
68% 67% 66% 66% 67% 70% 77% 77% 73% 75% 76% 72% 71% 73% 75% 85% 90% 92% 93% 94% 91% 89% 89% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 19:17 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 21 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night
50% 80% 80% 80% 50% 60% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 9 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 21 33 W 24 36 WNW 30 46 W 28 43 W 29 45 W 26 41 WNW 26 41 WNW 19 31 WNW 19 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG E E VG E
Humidity
89% 89% 85% 79% 78% 78% 65% 67% 66%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 19:14 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 19 30 W 16 28 W 14 25 W 15 27 W 13 23 W 10 17 W 6 10 SSW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
66% 66% 65% 64% 61% 61% 70% 77%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:12 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 40% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 5 9 NNE 6 10 NNW 8 13 NNW 10 18 NW 14 24 NW 16 28 NNW 15 25 NNW 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG M M M G VG VG
Humidity
83% 82% 77% 76% 74% 68% 67% 72%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 11 18 NNW 11 18 NNW 8 14 NNW 10 18 NW 13 25 NW 13 24 NW 8 14 NNW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 76% 79% 69% 61% 59% 69% 81%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 11 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 7 12 SSW 7 13 S 7 14 SSW 9 17 SW 12 22 SW 11 20 SW 10 17 SSW 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 89% 89% 76% 60% 63% 71% 78%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Full
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31 August - Check the weather forecast before heading out to watch the Blackpool Illuminations switch-on weekend.

Running until 4 November, the 6 mile long display stretches along the Promenade from Starr Gate to Bispham, using over one million bulbs.

Keep checking the Blackpool weather forecast for the duration of the Illuminations between the 1 September - 4 November.

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