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British Firework Championships

Fireworks purple.jpg
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.

  • Heavy rain 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Light shower day 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (30 April 2017)
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Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  °
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9  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
90% 90% 90% 80% 60%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 9 NW 11 22 NW 11 22 WNW 12 24 WNW 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P M M G G
Humidity Expand
93% 87% 88% 87% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:34 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (1 May 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
60% 60% 50% 80% 80% 80% 60% 80% 80% 80% 40% 30% 30% 40% 40% 40% 30% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 13 25 WNW 14 27 WNW 13 26 WNW 13 26 W 14 28 W 14 27 WNW 13 24 WNW 12 23 WNW 11 21 NW 10 18 NW 10 18 NW 10 17 WNW 10 17 WNW 12 19 WNW 12 21 NW 13 23 NW 13 23 NW 14 25 NW 14 25 NW 13 23 NW 12 21 NW 10 19 NW 9 18 NNW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG G G G G M M M G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 87% 87% 89% 89% 90% 91% 91% 90% 87% 84% 82% 78% 77% 68% 61% 61% 64% 66% 70% 74% 79% 82% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:36 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (2 May 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 12  ° 15  ° 15  ° 14  ° 11  °
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7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 10  ° 13  ° 14  ° 13  ° 10  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 9 17 N 9 17 N 7 15 NE 8 16 ENE 9 18 ENE 9 17 ESE 5 11 WNW 6 11 NNW 6 10
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
Humidity Expand
85% 87% 87% 86% 71% 58% 59% 67% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:37 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4
Wednesday (3 May 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 13  ° 11  °
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8  ° 6  ° 5  ° 9  ° 11  ° 12  ° 11  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 7 12 NE 9 15 NE 10 16 ENE 11 21 ENE 10 20 NE 10 19 NE 10 19 NE 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 86% 86% 70% 63% 65% 68% 74%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 6 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (4 May 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 13  ° 11  °
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6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 11 17 NE 11 18 NE 12 19 ENE 14 26 ENE 14 26 ENE 14 26 E 11 20 ENE 11 18
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
79% 83% 84% 74% 66% 65% 69% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4
Friday (5 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 7  ° 7  ° 11  ° 13  ° 14  ° 12  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6  ° 4  ° 3  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 9  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 14 22 ENE 16 23 ENE 17 26 E 20 33 E 22 37 E 22 38 E 20 33 E 20 31
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% 80% 84% 76% 66% 63% 69% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (6 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 11  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 20 32 ENE 19 30 E 19 29 E 18 30 E 17 30 E 14 25 E 11 19 E 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
79% 82% 85% 80% 74% 73% 78% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: First quarter

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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