Blackpool weekend weather forecast: Watch promenade weather roundup as Fylde coast prepares for heavy rain and strong winds

Here is a weekend weather roundup on the coast, as the resort looks set to be hit by blustery gusts and heavy rain this weekend.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:17 am
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 10:22 am

Saturday is going to be a day filled with strong winds and heavy rain on the Fylde coast, according to the Met Office, with gusts reaching up to 43mph.

The coast has been hit by heavy rain and strong winds throughout the week, and conditions don't look set to change much until Sunday.

In fact, winds have been causing issues around the country this week - as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for "strong winds" across England and Wales until 3pm yesterday.

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Heavy rain and strong winds are set to hit the Fylde coast this weekend, as Lancashire Police continues to remind people to stay at home under the lockdown rules.

But despite the heavy rain and strong winds forecast for this weekend, no flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency for the Fylde coast - which is good news for residents living near the River Wyre.

From Sunday through to Tuesday, the heavier rain will clear up to make way for light scattered showers, and we may see some periods of sun peeking through the clouds.

This week, The Gazette teamed up with Blackpool Council for the #GetBlackpoolBack campaign, to ask Fylde coast residents to adhere to the stay at home rules implemented by the Government so the resort can fully reopen on June 21.

This weekend's wet weather will undoubtedly mean fewer people will flock to the coast to enjoy an ice cream on the beach, but Lancashire Police still continues to remind people to stick to the lockdown rules, and stay at home.

Last weekend, nearly £50,000 in fines were handed out in Lancashire, as police received 529 reports of alleged breaches to lockdown restrictions.

Under the Government's lockdown roadmap, the initial date of March 29 was set for when people will be no longer legally required to stay at home.

After this date, people will be allowed to meet up in groups of six or from two households outdoors.

The stay at home order does not permit people to leave the house except for essential reasons, such as shopping for necessities, work, education, childcare purposes, and exercise.

But you are only allowed to stay in your local area for exercise.

Outdoor exercise is also only permitted once a day.

You are only able to exercise in a public, outdoor place by yourself, with the people you live with, with your support bubble, or with one person from another household while on your own - and you must maintain a two metre distance apart.

Met Office forecast in full

Friday: Light rain will appear early morning, before settling down to a cloudy early evening. Temperatures will feel around the freezing mark, but the sun should peek through the clouds throughout most of the day. Maximum temperature 7°C.

Friday night: Light showers will begin again around 8pm, until heavier rain hits the coast by 11pm. Heavy rain will continue through the night. Temperature 6°C during the night.

Saturday: Feeling chilly, with 40mph gusts and heavy rain through the day. The rain will slow down towards the end of the evening, before clearing up towards midnight. Maximum temperature 7°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

A cloudy Sunday morning, with light showers entering around lunchtime. Wind speeds will begin to slow down.

A rainy start to Monday, but it is expected to clear up and make way for drier, cloudy weather by early afternoon.

Tuesday looks set to bring more light rain in the early hours of the morning, but will largely be a dry day. Maximum temperatures 9°C.

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