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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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  • 6 °C

    -2 °C

    Sunny day
  • 4 °C

    1 °C

    Cloudy
  • 6 °C

    3 °C

    Cloudy
  • 6 °C

    0 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 4 °C

    2 °C

    Sunny day
  • 8 °C

    4 °C

    Sunny day
  • 8 °C

    4 °C

    Mist
Sunday (22 January 2017)
15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Fog Fog
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  ° -1  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 1  ° 0  ° -1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 20% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 6 7 SW 3 4 N 2 3 NE 2 2 E 2 3 E 2 4 ESE 2 5 S 2 6 SW 2 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M M M M M M VP VP
Humidity arrow down
69% 71% 77% 82% 84% 89% 92% 96% 98%
UV index arrow down
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 16:32 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3
Monday (23 January 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
Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Mist Fog Mist Mist Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Temperature (°C) arrow down
-1  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -2  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-2  ° -3  ° -3  ° -3  ° -4  ° -4  ° -3  ° -3  ° -2  ° -2  ° -1  ° -1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 2 5 W 3 5 WSW 3 7 WSW 3 8 WSW 3 9 WSW 3 10 WSW 2 9 WSW 3 10 WSW 3 11 WSW 3 10 WSW 3 10 WSW 4 9 W 3 6 W 3 5 W 3 5 WNW 3 6 WNW 4 8 WNW 4 8 WNW 4 7 WNW 4 7 WNW 4 6 WNW 3 6 WNW 3 6 W 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VP VP VP VP VP VP VP P VP P P M M M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity arrow down
99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 99% 98% 96% 94% 93% 92% 90% 88% 85% 84% 84% 86% 88% 89% 91% 90% 90% 90% 90%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 16:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (24 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 3 4 WSW 2 4 SW 3 5 SW 4 6 SW 4 7 SW 4 8 S 5 10 S 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M M M M G G G
Humidity arrow down
92% 93% 95% 94% 88% 82% 86% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (25 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 5  ° 5  ° 2  ° 1  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 2  ° 2  ° -1  ° -3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 6 10 S 6 11 S 6 12 S 7 14 S 9 18 S 8 15 SSE 7 13 SSE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
90% 90% 91% 90% 81% 75% 83% 85%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (26 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 3  ° 4  ° 2  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3  ° -4  ° -4  ° -4  ° -1  ° 0  ° -2  ° -2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 7 14 SSE 7 13 SSE 8 14 SSE 8 16 SSE 10 19 SSE 9 18 SE 9 16 SSE 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
87% 88% 88% 86% 74% 71% 80% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:39 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (27 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 6  ° 8  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -1  ° 3  ° 6  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 9 16 SSE 9 16 SSE 9 16 SSE 9 16 SSE 9 17 SSE 8 15 SSE 7 13 S 7 12
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
83% 84% 87% 87% 78% 75% 84% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 16:41 Moon phase: New
Saturday (28 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Clear night Fog Fog Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 2  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 6 11 S 6 10 S 6 10 S 6 11 SSW 7 14 S 7 14 S 7 14 S 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G VP VP G G G G
Humidity arrow down
91% 93% 95% 93% 88% 87% 90% 92%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 16:42 Moon phase: New
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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.