The Met Office has released details of Blackburn’s bank holiday weather forecast and it’s set to be wet and windy.

The weather service has issued weather warnings this week, with gusty winds and heavy rain likely for some today (March 28) and Friday.

While Lancashire is not covered by the warnings, wind and rain has been forecast in the region.

In Blackburn, wind gusts of 30mph have been forecast today.

A mixture of cloud, sunny intervals and rain have been forecast across the weekend.

It is a similar picture in Burnley, Darwen, Pendle, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Rossendale.

Met Office chief meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “A deep area of low pressure will see increasing wind speeds along the south coast of England on Thursday. Gusts of 50mph are likely quite widely, with 60-70mph possible in exposed coastal areas.

“These winds will be accompanied by some heavy showers at times, with the possibility of hail and thunder in some locations, which will worsen travel conditions.”

“Thursday will see further showers for many areas of the UK, but Northern Ireland will see further rain falling on very saturated ground, which increases the chances of some travel disruption within the warning area. 10-20mm of rain is likely quite widely, possibly higher across the Antrim hills.”

The unsettled weather will continue on Good Friday, with rain forecast across the UK.

Saturday sees a continuation of this showery theme in southern and western areas, though there is an increasing chance of brighter spells further north and east. 

Easter Sunday looks to be the best day of the week, but unsettled conditions will return later on Sunday and into Monday. This will bring a widely unsettled day, at least across southern areas, for Easter Monday, with the best of the conditions, at least to begin, further north. 

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Helen Caughey said: “Showers will continue into the weekend, especially for southern and western areas.

“However, it is likely that we will see something of an improvement for most areas, with showers tending to become less frequent, and a better chance of longer spells of sunshine for eastern and northern areas, especially on Sunday.   

“It will also become less windy, and temperatures should start to trend upwards, feeling quite warm in any sunshine. However, more widely unsettled conditions look likely to return into Easter Monday, but there is still some uncertainty in the timing of this deterioration.” 

An RAC spokesperson said the weather condition may lead to hazardous driving conditions.

Blackburn’s bank holiday weekend weather forecast


  • Friday, March 29: Sunny intervals changing to cloudy by late morning. Light rain expected in the afternoon. Wind gusts of 33mph. Temperatures expected to reach highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C.
  • Saturday, March 30: Sunny changing to light showers by lunchtime. Wind gusts of 24mph. Temperatures expected to reach highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C.
  • Sunday, March 31: Cloudy. Wind gusts of 24mph. Temperatures expected to reach highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C.
  • Monday, April 1: Overcast. Wind gusts of 21mph. Temperatures expected to reach highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C.