Blackpool weather forecast: Scattered showers and occasional sunny spells predicted this weekend

A mixture of sunshine and showers are expected in Blackpool this weekend – but there are signs the weather will become warmer next week.
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The UK provisionally recorded its sixth wettest July on record, with a succession of low pressure systems bringing unseasonably wet and windy conditions.

While August has started fairly unsettled for many, Thursday (August 10) provided a brief glimpse of warmer weather for many.

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The forecast for the weekend and early next week at least is for unsettled conditions to be dominant, with a mixture of sunshine and showers for many, as well as some heavier periods of rain for some.

However, during the latter half of next week, signals are emerging for the possibility of warmer weather returning for at least parts of the UK, though the extent and longevity is still somewhat uncertain.

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Rebekah Sherwin said: “While there’s an unsettled outlook for this weekend and the start of next week, our long-range models are starting to signal the possibility of some warmer, more settled, weather developing later next week.”

The Met Office uses ensemble forecasting to determine the likelihood of certain weather scenarios occurring.

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This means that the computer model is run a number of times from slightly different starting conditions to give an indication of the more likely or less likely scenarios.

A mixture of sunshine and showers are expected in Blackpool weekendA mixture of sunshine and showers are expected in Blackpool weekend
A mixture of sunshine and showers are expected in Blackpool weekend
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Rebekah said: “What we’re seeing in our ensemble forecasts for later next week is a likelihood of some warmer weather developing, at least for parts of the UK.

“The most likely scenario is for high pressure to the east and low pressure to the west, which would allow a southerly flow to develop and draw warmer air from continental Europe over the UK.

“With this scenario, temperatures into the low 30s Celsius are possible in the southeast towards the end of next week or over the weekend.

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“What’s less clear from our models is how far north this warmth may spread from the southeast, how long it will last and the exact dates that warmer weather might exert its influence.”

Here’s the weather forecast for this weekend:

Hour-by-hour forecast for Saturday, August 12

1am – Cloudy – 17C

2am – Cloudy – 17C

3am – Light shower – 17C

4am – Cloudy – 16C

5am – Light shower – 16C

6am – Light shower – 16C

7am – Light rain – 16C

8am – Light rain – 16C

9am – Heavy shower – 17C

10am – Heavy shower – 17C

11am – Heavy shower – 17C

Midday – Light shower – 17C

1pm – Light shower – 18C

2pm – Light shower – 18C

3pm – Sunny intervals – 19C

4pm – Sunny intervals – 19C

5pm – Sunny – 18C

6pm – Cloudy – 18C

7pm – Cloudy – 18C

8pm – Sunny intervals – 18C

9pm – Partly cloudy – 17C

10pm – Partly cloudy – 17C

11pm – Partly cloudy – 17C

Outlook for Sunday, August 13

1am – Partly cloudy – 17C

4am – Cloudy – 16C

7am – Cloudy – 16C

10am – Cloudy – 17C

1pm – Light shower – 18C

4pm – Light shower – 18C

7pm – Cloudy – 18C

10pm – Cloudy – 16C