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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.

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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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