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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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  • Sunny day 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Overcast 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    8 °C

Monday (27 March 2017)
2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 10 12 E 8 10 ENE 7 10 E 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M
Humidity Expand
75% 72% 72% 76%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:25 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 March 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 12  ° 13  ° 14  ° 15  ° 15  ° 15  ° 16  ° 15  ° 15  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 11 E 6 10 ENE 5 11 ENE 5 10 ENE 4 10 ENE 4 9 E 3 9 E 4 8 E 4 8 SE 3 9 SSW 6 11 SW 9 17 SW 10 19 SW 11 20 SW 11 22 SW 11 22 SW 13 25 SW 12 25 SW 13 25 SW 12 25 SW 12 24 SW 10 21 SW 10 20 SSW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
79% 82% 84% 84% 84% 84% 85% 85% 82% 78% 73% 69% 66% 62% 59% 58% 54% 56% 60% 66% 71% 75% 77% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:26 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 13  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 9 19 SSW 10 21 SW 11 24 SW 11 22 SW 11 23 SW 12 25 SW 12 25 SSW 11 23 SSW 10 21
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
Humidity Expand
80% 80% 89% 88% 83% 74% 71% 73% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:28 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (30 March 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 14  ° 17  ° 18  ° 17  ° 15  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 12  ° 15  ° 16  ° 15  ° 14  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 21 SSW 8 17 SSW 8 17 SSW 9 18 SSW 11 23 S 12 25 S 9 20 S 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
80% 81% 82% 72% 58% 50% 60% 67%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 19:30 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (31 March 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 14  ° 12  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 9 18 SSW 8 17 SSW 9 18 SSW 11 21 SSW 13 25 SSW 13 26 SSW 12 24 SSW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G M G G G G
Humidity Expand
76% 83% 87% 87% 79% 71% 75% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:39 Sunset: 19:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (1 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 10  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 30% 30% 40% 40% 20% 40% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 20 SSW 10 19 SSW 9 18 SW 11 21 WSW 10 21 W 10 22 WNW 9 18 WNW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
86% 88% 89% 84% 70% 64% 66% 76%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:37 Sunset: 19:33 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (2 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 9  ° 12  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  °
Show all detail Show all detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 7  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 14 WNW 7 13 WNW 6 12 WNW 7 14 WNW 8 17 WNW 8 17 WNW 7 15 S 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 87% 90% 83% 67% 60% 62% 70%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:35 Sunset: 19:35 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.