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British Firework Championships

Good visibility is key to see all the fireworks

Tue 16 AugWed 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.

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Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 06:15 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 06:17 Sunset: 20:21 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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88% 90% 91% 92% 78% 70% 71% 75% 88%
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0 0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:18 Sunset: 20:19 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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W 4 8 WNW 4 7 WSW 4 7 SSW 6 12 S 7 15 S 7 14 SSW 5 10 NNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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93% 95% 95% 81% 72% 70% 74% 85%
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Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 20:17 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 20:15 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
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NNW 7 11 N 7 12 N 7 11 NNW 8 15 N 9 18 NNE 10 18 N 9 15 NNW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG G
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89% 90% 91% 81% 71% 70% 74% 86%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 20:13 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 day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
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NNW 8 13 NNW 9 13 N 9 14 WNW 9 16 SW 11 20 W 11 19 WSW 10 17 WSW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
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90% 91% 91% 84% 77% 76% 81% 86%
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Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 20:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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