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British Firework Championships

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Good visibility is key to see all the fireworks

Tue 16 Aug - Wed 17 Aug 2016

The British Fireworks Championships take place each year at the Hoe in Plymouth. This year's event takes place between the 16-17 August, when some of the country's top fireworks display organisers will compete to be crowned the best. 

The championships have grown hugely since they started in 1997, and are now recognised as the premier annual display in the UK.

Organisers will be hoping for dry, clear, windless evenings to ensure preparations go to plan. The hundreds of thousands of spectators will be hoping for clear skies so they get to enjoy the full spectacle of the event.

Check the Plymouth weather forecast before heading to see the firework competition.

Back to the events calendar.

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    Heavy rain
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Tuesday (28 February 2017)
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
Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Heavy rain Heavy shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
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5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 80% 70% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 4 14 W 8 16 WNW 13 26 WNW 16 31 W 19 35 W 15 28 WNW 17 33 WNW 18 33 WNW 16 32 W 15 30 W 14 30 W 14 30 WNW 14 31 WNW 14 31 WNW 13 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG VG G VG VG VG E E E E E E E
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78% 75% 62% 57% 74% 81% 73% 71% 69% 71% 70% 70% 68% 69% 68%
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1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Partly cloudy night Light shower night Clear night Light shower night Clear night Partly cloudy night
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7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 30% 90% 90% 60% 60% 50% 50% 20% 10% 30% 20% 30% 20% 40% 20% 20%
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WNW 12 27 W 10 23 W 9 22 WNW 9 20 W 7 19 W 6 16 W 5 13 WSW 5 12 SW 5 12 S 5 9 S 6 10 SSE 7 12 SE 8 14 SSE 9 16 SSE 9 17 NNW 10 19 WSW 13 24 W 19 39 W 21 42 WNW 22 43 WNW 21 42 W 22 43 W 22 43 W 21 41
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E E E VG VG G G G G G M G G G G G VG VG E E E E E E
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71% 73% 74% 76% 76% 78% 79% 82% 83% 84% 89% 91% 91% 91% 91% 90% 87% 83% 75% 69% 67% 62% 68% 68%
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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: 07:01 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (2 March 2017)
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Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
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1  ° 2  ° 4  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
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40% 30% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 10%
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W 22 44 W 17 36 W 12 27 WSW 14 25 SW 20 37 SW 21 38 SW 18 33 SSW 15 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E E VG VG VG VG VG G
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69% 69% 72% 70% 66% 67% 77% 82%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (3 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Light rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 20% 70% 60% 50% 70% 40% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 12 22 SSE 10 17 SE 11 22 SE 13 23 S 13 25 S 12 21 SW 13 22 SW 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G M G G G G G
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88% 92% 94% 92% 85% 88% 89% 87%
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (4 March 2017)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 30% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 12 21 NNW 13 23 NNW 12 21 NNW 12 21 NNW 13 24 NW 14 25 WNW 15 25 WNW 14 23
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
89% 88% 88% 84% 73% 68% 79% 84%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 18:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (5 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 20% 20% 20% 70% 70% 20% 10%
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W 14 24 WSW 17 27 WSW 18 27 WSW 20 31 WSW 25 39 W 26 41 WNW 26 40 WNW 25 38
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity arrow down
87% 91% 89% 85% 78% 76% 78% 77%
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0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (6 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 22 34 WNW 20 30 WNW 17 25 W 14 22 WSW 15 24 WSW 15 25 WSW 14 22 SW 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G VG VG VG G G
Humidity arrow down
79% 83% 86% 82% 74% 75% 83% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 18:06 Moon phase: First quarter
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Issued at:

16-17 August - Check the Plymouth weather forecast before going to the British Firework Championships.

For more information on the event, visit the British Firework Championships official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the events calendar.

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