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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On 2017 weather forecast

Blackpool illuminations

Fri 1 Sep 2017

Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On will be held on the Tower Festival Headland Arena on Friday 1 September and has been described as Blackpool's biggest and brightest night of the year.

The free Switch-On concert will include performances from Example, DJ Wire, Diversity, Conor Maynard and Louisa Johnson. The concert marks the beginning of the Blackpool Illuminations, which lights the Blackpool skyline until the 5 November and attracts over 3 million visitors from across the country.

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 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    10 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
Now 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Light rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 40%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 26 31 WNW 21 26 WNW 20 26 WNW 16 21 WNW 16 21 W 14 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
70% 70% 74% 78% 79% 81%
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Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
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
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% <5% <5% 10% 50% 80% 60% 80% 80% 60% 60% 50% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 20 WSW 14 18 SW 14 18 SSW 12 16 S 11 16 SSE 11 18 SSE 12 20 SSE 14 24 SSE 15 25 SSE 15 25 SSE 15 24 SSW 16 26 SW 18 28 WSW 18 28 W 16 25 WSW 15 24 WSW 16 24 WSW 15 23 WSW 13 21 SW 12 20 SW 12 19 SW 11 18 SSW 11 17 S 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG VG VG VG G G M M M M G VG E E E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 79% 81% 85% 90% 92% 94% 95% 95% 96% 95% 94% 90% 85% 83% 81% 80% 83% 86% 88% 91% 91% 90% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy rain Light rain
<5% 10% 50% 50% 50% 20% 70% 80% 50%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 11 18 SSE 11 19 SSE 13 23 S 13 23 SSW 13 21 SSW 16 27 SW 19 30 SW 16 26 SW 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G M VG
Humidity Expand
90% 89% 90% 94% 94% 88% 91% 92% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 13 22 WSW 10 18 WSW 11 18 WSW 11 19 WSW 12 21 WSW 9 16 WSW 6 11 SSW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 88% 87% 86% 78% 77% 87% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 7 12 S 7 12 S 8 13 SSW 8 14 SW 9 15 SW 8 14 WSW 7 13 WSW 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 91% 89% 85% 86% 90% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 10 16 WSW 10 17 W 10 17 W 11 19 W 13 22 W 13 23 W 13 22 W 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 91% 88% 81% 80% 85% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 13 23 W 14 25 W 15 26 W 16 28 W 18 32 WNW 18 32 WNW 18 32 WNW 18 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 87% 87% 85% 81% 81% 83% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: First quarter
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1 September - Check the weather forecast before heading out to watch the Blackpool Illuminations switch-on weekend.

Dubbed as 'the greatest free light show on earth', 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 - 5 November.

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