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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 24 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 24 °C

    15 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 40% 40%
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ESE 4 6 SSE 3 5 S 3 4 SSE 3 5 SE 3 5 ESE 4 6 E 6 10 E 7 13 E 9 15 E 9 16 E 9 16 ESE 9 17 ESE 8 15 E 9 17 E 9 17 E 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 86% 80% 73% 67% 62% 60% 57% 58% 59% 62% 65% 71% 76% 78% 81%
UV index Expand
1 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 8 16 E 7 15 E 6 14 E 6 14 ESE 5 13 E 5 12 E 6 14 E 6 13 ESE 5 12 SE 5 10 S 4 9 SW 6 11 WSW 7 13 W 8 16 W 10 19 W 10 20 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 10 21 W 10 22 W 10 21 W 9 19 W 9 19 W 8 17
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 G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 80% 76% 73% 71% 71% 71% 67% 61% 57% 52% 50% 51% 54% 58% 61% 66%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
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17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 16 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 12 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 22 W 8 17 WSW 6 13
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
70% 73% 84% 87% 71% 55% 51% 53% 62%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
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15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 5 10 WSW 4 7 SSW 3 6 SW 3 9 W 4 12 SSW 4 13 SSW 5 12 NNW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
73% 80% 84% 72% 57% 50% 53% 65%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
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17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 4 10 NNE 4 9 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 14 NE 6 15 NE 7 16 NNW 6 15 NE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
74% 79% 83% 75% 61% 57% 59% 70%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 °
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18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 5 11 NNW 5 10 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 13 NNE 6 15 NNE 7 16 NW 6 15 NNE 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
Humidity Expand
77% 82% 85% 77% 62% 57% 59% 68%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 19:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 ESE 6 14 NNE 8 18 SSW 9 19 SSW 8 17 S 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
77% 83% 86% 77% 61% 59% 61% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 19:57 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.

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