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Bonfire night

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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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  • 9 °C

    6 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 10 °C

    8 °C

    Overcast
  • 11 °C

    7 °C

    Overcast
  • 9 °C

    3 °C

    Light shower day
  • 8 °C

    4 °C

    Light shower day
  • 10 °C

    4 °C

    Light rain
  • 10 °C

    3 °C

    Cloudy
Friday (24 February 2017)
13 00 14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 11 15 NW 9 15 WNW 10 17 NW 8 15 WNW 6 12 W 4 9 WSW 5 10 SW 5 12 SW 6 14 SW 7 16 SW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity arrow down
53% 49% 45% 45% 46% 49% 52% 56% 59% 63% 67%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
00 00 01 00 02 00 03 00 04 00 05 00 06 00 07 00 08 00 09 00 10 00 11 00 12 00 13 00 14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light shower night Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 40% 40% 10% 60% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 7 16 SSW 8 18 SW 8 19 SW 9 21 SSW 9 21 SSW 10 24 SSW 11 25 SSW 12 27 SSW 13 28 SW 13 29 SW 14 29 SW 15 31 SW 14 29 SW 15 31 SW 15 31 SW 15 32 SW 15 32 SW 15 31 SW 14 30 SW 14 31 SW 14 30 SW 14 31 SW 13 28 SW 13 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
65% 65% 69% 77% 82% 82% 83% 81% 80% 79% 79% 79% 79% 79% 77% 77% 81% 81% 82% 83% 85% 87% 89% 90%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 17:33 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 8  ° 6  ° 6  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
60% 20% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 12 27 WSW 9 21 WSW 9 19 SW 9 19 SW 14 29 SW 17 35 SSW 15 33 SSW 17 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
91% 89% 84% 77% 68% 68% 77% 79%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 17:35 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Overcast Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
30% 90% 60% 30% 40% 40% 50% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 17 34 SW 13 25 SSW 10 20 SSW 12 23 SSW 16 32 SW 16 31 SW 13 27 SW 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G M M VG G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
81% 88% 86% 84% 73% 73% 74% 76%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 17:37 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 4  ° 7  ° 8  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% 10% 20% 10% 10% 40% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 11 22 SW 11 21 SW 11 20 WSW 12 23 W 15 30 W 16 32 W 13 26 WSW 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
78% 81% 82% 78% 62% 57% 66% 72%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy Light rain Light rain Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 8  ° 10  ° 8  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 3  ° 5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% 10% 40% 40% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 12 24 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 18 SW 11 21 SW 13 25 WSW 16 31 WSW 14 27 WSW 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
79% 82% 84% 81% 74% 67% 68% 73%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 17:40 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (2 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 7  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 3  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 30% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 13 23 WSW 11 21 SW 9 17 SW 11 21 SW 14 27 SW 14 26 SW 13 23 SW 12 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG G G VG
Humidity arrow down
76% 80% 84% 76% 66% 71% 77% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:45 Sunset: 17:42 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.