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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.

  • Overcast 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 21 31 NW 21 32 NW 19 30 NW 17 27 NW 12 20 NW 9 16 WNW 9 16 NW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 86% 82% 86% 88% 91% 92% 91%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 08:25 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 18 December 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 Partly cloudy night Cloudy Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Mist Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Mist Mist Mist Mist Fog Fog Fog Mist
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 12 21 NW 12 20 NW 10 18 NNW 9 16 NW 7 13 NW 6 11 N 4 8 NNE 4 6 SSE 4 6 SSE 4 5 SSE 4 5 SSE 4 6 S 4 6 S 5 7 SSW 4 8 SW 5 10 SW 6 11 SW 7 11 SSW 7 12 SSW 7 12 S 7 11 SSE 7 11 SSE 7 12 SSE 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VP VP VP VP VP P M M M M M P P P P VP VP VP P
Humidity Expand
92% 91% 92% 93% 95% 98% 99% 98% 99% 99% 98% 97% 96% 95% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 95% 95% 96% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
20% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 7 12 SSE 7 12 SSE 8 13 SSE 8 13 SSE 8 14 S 7 13 SSW 8 14 SSW 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M G G
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 94% 95% 93% 93% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:27 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 30% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 9 15 SW 10 18 WSW 10 17 WSW 9 15 W 9 16 WNW 10 17 WNW 7 12 WNW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 95% 94% 91% 91% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:27 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 5 9 NW 5 9 SE 5 9 SSW 6 10 W 6 11 W 7 11 WSW 7 11 SW 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M M M G VG M M
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 96% 95% 93% 93% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
10% 10% 10% 40% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 13 SW 8 14 SW 9 14 SW 9 15 SW 10 17 WSW 11 18 SW 11 18 WSW 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
95% 94% 95% 95% 93% 93% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:29 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy
50% 40% 40% 40% 40% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 11 19 WSW 11 19 SW 11 20 WSW 12 20 WSW 13 23 WSW 14 24 SW 15 25 SW 15 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 95% 94% 93% 92% 93% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:29 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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