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Bonfire night

Fireworks on Bonfire night

Sat 5 Nov 2016

Bonfire night, sometimes known as Fireworks night or Guy Fawkes night, is an annual celebration in the UK which takes place on the 5 November.

Bonfire night marks the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes, a member of the gun powder plot, was arrested for his attempt to blow up the House of Lords. 

To celebrate the fact that the then King, James I had survived, people lit bonfires across London. This tradition continues today with a "Guy" on top of the bonfire to represent Guy Fawkes before setting off fireworks to mark the occasion.   

The weather forecast for the UK includes local weather forecasts by towns, cities and regions. Take a look at the graphic below to see how extreme the weather has been on bonfire night over the last 50 years.

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  • Cloudy 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Overcast 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Light shower day 19 °C

    13 °C

  • Light shower day 18 °C

    11 °C

Saturday (Saturday 24 June 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 °
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17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
Precipitation probability Expand
40% 50% 40% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 10 19 WSW 10 19 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 19 WSW 11 22 WSW 12 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 12 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 22 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 19 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 79% 76% 73% 68% 66% 64% 64% 66% 67% 69% 71% 73% 75%
UV index Expand
3 3 4 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 25 June 2017)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 10 20 WSW 10 19 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 19 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 19 WSW 10 21 WSW 11 22 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 27 WSW 14 28 W 13 27 W 13 28 W 13 26 W 12 25 WNW 11 23 WNW 10 20 WNW 8 17 WNW 7 14 NW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
75% 76% 77% 77% 79% 79% 77% 76% 73% 71% 69% 68% 67% 64% 60% 58% 58% 59% 59% 60% 63% 64% 66% 64%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 17 °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 6 11 NNW 5 10 N 4 9 ENE 2 5 E 3 8 SE 3 9 E 4 12 ESE 7 15 SE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
62% 63% 61% 61% 55% 48% 45% 48% 57%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 °
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16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 50% 10% 60% 60% 10% 40% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 7 15 E 7 13 NE 7 13 E 7 14 ENE 7 15 ENE 7 15 ESE 6 13 ESE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
65% 73% 79% 79% 73% 67% 68% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Light shower night Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
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17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 30% 30% 10% 10% 10% 20% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 6 13 SSW 6 12 WNW 7 14 SW 8 17 W 9 18 NW 9 18 WSW 8 18 WNW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 86% 80% 70% 63% 64% 70%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 20% 20% 40% 40% 60% 60%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 13 WNW 6 13 NNW 7 14 NW 8 17 NW 9 19 WNW 10 20 WNW 10 20 WNW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
78% 84% 86% 78% 69% 67% 69% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Precipitation probability Expand
20% 20% 20% 10% 30% 10% 40% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 8 16 NW 9 17 NW 10 20 NW 12 23 WNW 12 24 NNW 12 24 WNW 11 21 WNW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
82% 85% 85% 77% 66% 63% 65% 69%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:47 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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5 November - All those heading to fireworks displays will be hoping for clear skies.

Bonfires and weather

Did you know that bonfire night can have an effect on the weather we experience the following day?

The weather on the day following bonfire night will mainly depend on the strength of the wind.

Fresh winds will help clear the smoke particles and improve the visibility.

However, calmer conditions with lighter winds means there is a greater chance of smoke remaining in the air, which can also help mist or fog develop - called smog.

Whether you are planning your own firework display or attending an organised fireworks display you need to keep an eye on the weather forecast.

Bonfire Night firework extremes

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.