Blackpool weather forecast: Temperatures set to drop next week as cold arctic air blows in

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Arctic air blowing from the north is expected to bring temperatures as low as -1C in Blackpool.

The Met Office has warned UK residents to brace themselves for snow and plunging temperatures this week.

Forecasters have explained that a major change in climate is underway, as Arctic air moves in from the north, bringing snow, ice and freezing temperatures for many.

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A cold weather alert has subsequently been issued by the UK Health Security Agency.

Temperatures set to drop in Blackpool next week as arctic air blows in (Credit: Krivec Ales)Temperatures set to drop in Blackpool next week as arctic air blows in (Credit: Krivec Ales)
Temperatures set to drop in Blackpool next week as arctic air blows in (Credit: Krivec Ales) | Krivec Ales

This means that "significant impacts" are expected across the health and social care sector due to the weather conditions, particularly impacting those aged 65 and over.

The warning came into force on Thursday (January 11) and it will expire at midday on Thursday, January 18.

In Blackpool, temperatures are set to drop to -1C next week.

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Dr Agostinho Sousa, Head of Extreme Events and Health Protection at UKHSA, said: "The temperatures we will see leading into the weekend can rapidly have a serious impact on the health of those over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing health conditions as it increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections. 

"It is therefore vital to check in on friends, family and neighbours to ensure they are well prepared for the cold weather next week."

Here is the weather forecast for Blackpool:

Saturday (January 13)

A good deal of cloud with outbreaks of mainly light rain moving southwards through the day.

Some brighter skies developing later in the north and turning drier, but feeling cold.

Maximum temperature 7C. Minimum temperature 2C.

Sunday (January 14)

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A cloudy morning in the south with a little rain in places. Brighter skies further north will spread across all areas with spells of sunshine for many during the afternoon.

Maximum temperature 5C. Minimum temperature 0C.

Monday (January 15)

Clear changing to partly cloudy by early evening.

Maximum temperature 2C. Minimum temperature -1C.

Tuesday (January 16)

Cloudy changing to light showers by late morning.

Maximum temperature 4C. Minimum temperature 0C.

Wednesday (January 17)

Cloudy changing to sunny by late morning.

Maximum temperature 3C. Minimum temperature -1C.

Thursday (January 18)

Clear changing to partly cloudy by early evening.

Maximum temperature 4C. Minimum temperature -1C.

Friday (January 19)

Clear changing to cloudy by lunchtime.

Maximum temperature 4C. Minimum temperature 2C.

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