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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.

  • Sunny day 4 °C

    1 °C

  • Light rain 2 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    5 °C

Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -3 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 15 26 SE 15 26 SE 16 27 SE 17 29 SE 18 30 SE 18 30 SE 18 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G
Humidity
78% 83% 83% 81% 80% 80% 80%
UV index
Sunrise: 08:23 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 1
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 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 Sleet shower Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 60% 90% 90% 90% 80% 50% 60% 80% 80% 80%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-4 ° -4 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -4 ° -3 ° -1 ° 1 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 18 30 SE 18 30 SE 19 32 SE 19 32 SE 19 33 SE 20 34 SE 21 35 SE 22 37 SE 23 39 SE 24 41 SE 25 42 SE 26 43 SE 27 44 SE 27 45 SE 28 45 SE 27 46 SE 27 46 SE 27 45 SE 27 45 SE 27 44 SE 26 43 SSE 25 42 SSW 28 43 WSW 30 45
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G M M M M M G VG VG G M G
Humidity
79% 80% 79% 75% 74% 76% 76% 77% 79% 79% 79% 79% 79% 84% 86% 87% 91% 92% 91% 92% 93% 94% 91% 86%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 1
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny day Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light shower night
80% 30% <5% <5% 10% 50% 60% 40%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 29 44 WSW 21 34 SW 15 24 S 12 19 SSE 11 18 SSE 11 18 SSE 10 17 SSE 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG E E VG VG G G G
Humidity
83% 83% 84% 89% 86% 87% 94% 94%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:25 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% <5% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 7 11 SSW 6 10 SSW 7 11 SSE 8 13 SSE 12 20 SSE 16 26 SSE 19 32 SSE 20 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG G G VG
Humidity
96% 94% 93% 94% 88% 88% 88% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:25 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 60% 70% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 21 35 SSE 23 38 SSE 23 40 SSE 25 44 SSE 27 46 S 24 42 S 20 34 S 17 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG G G G G
Humidity
88% 86% 84% 82% 79% 80% 85% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 14 22 S 14 24 S 14 23 S 14 23 S 15 25 S 14 22 S 13 22 S 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity
89% 90% 90% 91% 86% 86% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:27 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 20% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 13 21 SSW 12 21 SW 12 20 SW 12 20 SW 12 21 SW 11 19 SW 11 18 SW 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
90% 90% 91% 90% 87% 88% 90% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:27 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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