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British Firework Championships

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.

  • Overcast 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Overcast 19 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    14 °C

  • Light rain 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    11 °C

Saturday (Saturday 24 June 2017)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 13 WSW 10 15 WSW 11 18 WSW 11 19 WSW 11 19 WSW 11 19 W 11 19 W 11 20 WNW 10 19 WNW 10 19 W 10 18 W 11 20 W 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 89% 89% 88% 87% 87% 82% 78% 78% 78% 79% 80% 81%
UV index Expand
3 3 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 25 June 2017)
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Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 17 W 8 17 W 8 17 W 9 19 W 9 18 W 10 20 W 11 22 WSW 12 23 W 12 24 W 13 24 W 13 24 W 13 23 W 13 23 W 13 23 WNW 13 24 WNW 12 23 WNW 12 22 WNW 11 20 WNW 11 19 WNW 10 17 WNW 8 15 WNW 7 12 WNW 6 10 WNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 81% 82% 82% 83% 85% 87% 90% 90% 89% 88% 85% 80% 75% 72% 70% 69% 70% 71% 72% 76% 77% 81% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 °
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<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 4 8 NW 3 6 SSW 3 4 ESE 4 7 SE 6 11 SSE 8 15 S 7 15 S 6 11 SE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G M VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
85% 87% 91% 88% 74% 73% 77% 78% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 4 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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Cloudy Light shower night Light rain Light shower day Light rain Light rain Light shower day Partly cloudy night
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15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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20% 40% 50% 40% 50% 40% 30% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 8 S 6 11 SSW 6 11 SSW 7 13 N 8 15 NNW 7 13 NW 8 14 NW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M M M M VG
Humidity Expand
88% 84% 84% 88% 86% 81% 81% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
Warnings
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14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 8 15 W 7 13 WNW 7 14 W 9 17 W 11 21 WNW 11 22 WNW 10 18 WNW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M M G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 90% 89% 82% 77% 74% 79% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 40% 20% 40% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 8 14 WNW 10 15 WNW 10 16 NW 11 19 WNW 12 21 WNW 13 22 NW 14 22 NW 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
88% 91% 89% 80% 78% 77% 83% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 20% 20% 40% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 12 20 NW 13 21 NW 14 23 NW 16 27 NW 18 32 NW 18 30 NW 17 28 NW 14 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 88% 81% 75% 72% 72% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 2 0
Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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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