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Last updated:

22 Jan
UK Time: 08:55 GMT
Local Time: 08:55 GMT
8°C (46°F)
6mph (9kmh)
  • Sunrise 08:14
  • Sunset 16:34
Temp feels like: 9°C (48°F)
Length of Day: 8h 20m
Pressure: 31" (1039 hpa)
Visiblity: 1 miles (2 km)
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Historic Temperatures for 22nd January in Blackpool

Average High 6°C (43°F)
Record High 10°C (50°F) (2004)
Average Low 2°C (36°F)
Record Low -3°C (27°F) (2005)

Blackpool is a popular English seaside town that lies within Lancashire in the North West of England. With plenty of tourist attractions it's always proven to be a firm favourite as a holiday destination despite the English weather. The weather is changeable in this part of England but usually stays mild throughout the year. It's location on the coast does mean that it gets a chill coming in from the sea.

In summer the average temperature reaches 14-16°C, with possible highs of up to 19°C, and lows that fall to 10°C. Rarely, and some might say fortunately, heatwaves have been known to occur in summer months, usually resulting in a lively packed beach full of locals and tourists! Sometimes these unusually hot spells will result in heavy summer storms, so be sure to keep your eye on the weather forecast.

In winter it can drop to as low 1°C in February, but bear in mind that this is an average and temperatures can drop to below freezing. It is not unusual in England to have some snowfall in the winter.

Rainfall is frequent here, as it is in the rest of the UK, so make sure you've got an umbrella and a waterproof jacket packed if you're visiting Blackpool at any time of the year.

However British the weather feels, Blackpool is home to a vibrant night life and a large array of tourist attractions so you're sure to have fun whatever the weather. There are three vibrant piers which host various attractions - the Central Pier has a large Ferris Wheel with an amazing view up the coast, the South Pier houses a small theme park, and the North Pier hosts many different shows for the whole family. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants scattered along the beach and in between the piers so you'll have lots to choose from as you stroll along the seaside.

The introduction of cheap international flights in the 1970s hit the area hard as commuters could travel to Spain for the same cost as a trip within their home country. Whatever your take on this city - the attractions are still present, the coast is beautiful and the weather is still your average British coastal fare!


Spring is a welcomed change with the months of March to May bringing warmer temperatures to the coast. An average daily temperature of 6°C in March manages to rise to 11°C in May. During the spring season the lowest average temperature is 3°C in March, while the average high point comes in May at 15°C - a much improved and desirable spring temperature.

The build-up towards summer also brings a decline in the amount of rainfall expected. Levels of 14mm and 13mm are expected in March and April, respectively. The amount of rain coming down in May is around 11mm across 14 days, so you can definitely expect showers to occur if you plan to visit Blackpool in spring.

As for the sea temperature, there is a slight improvement from winter - a chilly 7°C in March manages to rise up to 11°C in May, bringing it to double figures for the first time in the year!


Summer can be described as falling in June to August. Due to its northerly location the temperatures experienced in Blackpool are generally cooler than those seen in southern England. Summer sees average daily temperatures of about 14°C in June to 16°C in July and August, with July winning the title of the warmest month thanks to better lows. Average daily highs normally sit at 17°C to 19°C, though it's not entirely uncommon for the temperature to rise into the 20s for several days throughout the height of the season.

Rainfall is a constant presence throughout the year in Blackpool, not dissimilar to the rest of the country! If you're after a seaside trip which is guaranteed to have no rainfall then Blackpool may not be the place for you. However, on average July does record one of the lowest amounts of precipitation at 11mm through the month, before picking up again in August at 15mm. In the summer months, sunny periods are occasionally broken up with rainfall, but beautiful clear days are still plentiful and periods of rain are often nothing more than short showers. There are warm and clear days which you can utilise to explore Blackpool's many attractions.

While summers are generally pleasant and occasionally wet, 2007 saw a summer of heavy rainfall throughout England particularly in the North West. The high rainfall experienced in many regions, especially during June and July, lead to it being the wettest summer on record. Luckily other summers have seen freak high temperatures, reaching up into the 30s!


September and October is a time of change for the English weather. British children head back to school and the leaves on the trees change colour. Rainfall increases from 10mm in September to 21mm in October, meaning that a lot more rain will fall, across an average of 20 rainy days.

The increase in rain is matched by a decrease in temperature, as the daily average drops from 14°C down to 11°C. This allows the autumn highs and lows to stretch from 17°C down to 8°C, a big temperature change during the space of just 2 months. Meanwhile, the average sea temperature drops down too. A balmy 16°C in September goes down to 14°C in October. It's still probably warm enough to go for a little swim, but be wary of rough weather causing the tides to become stronger.


November to February is generally considered to be when winter sets in. These months in Blackpool are usually cold with gusty wet periods. Many days throughout winter will see heavy rainfall and strong winds, though in the unpredictable fashion of English weather, one day of bad weather could be followed by a clear day of sunshine and blue skies. Winter sees lows of 1°C to 5°C and highs of 6°C to 9°C, with January typically being the coldest month. It is not until the spring begins in March that these temperatures will start to rise again. The daily average is 7°C in November, which drops to 5°C in December. It then remains at about 4°C throughout January and February.

The rainfall is at its heaviest of the whole year in February with 25mm of rain. This will fall across 17 days in a normal year. By contrast, November and December see just 14mm of rain across 19 days, so the showers will be more frequent but lighter. The average sea temperature means that it is never warm enough to dip into the water during winter: a brisk 12°C in November falls to 9°C in December, then hits lows of 7°C for January and February.

Weather Hazards

Though the weather hazards may not be as dramatic here as in other countries, they can be severe when they strike. The winter months can often see extreme cold weather, with months of snowfall occurring every few weeks. Snow is not often deep or long-lasting, but can cause disruption, particularly to public transport.

When storms are severe, wind damage and flooding are a possibility. These can result in disruption of daily life, as well as the closure of local attractions. When strong winds cause high waves, you may also find that previously dry areas of the seafront are no longer sheltered. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and watch the morning news for any dramatic weather hazards. 

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