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St George's Day 2017 weather forecast

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Happy St George's Day

Sun 23 Apr 2017

England's patron saint is celebrated on St. George's Day on the 23 April each year.

Celebrations are held in several places across England with parades and traditional English pastimes such as Morris dancing and Punch & Judy.

In London, the Feast of St George will take place in Trafalgar Square where there will be 'traditional English food, family activities, music and more' and a series of events will also take place in Birmingham.

Events will be held in many places across England. Check out our weather forecasts for London and Birmingham on our UK forecast pages. If you're planning celebrations for St. George's Day, check your local local weather forecast.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny day 27 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    17 °C

  • Light rain 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

Thursday (25 May 2017)
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Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (26 May 2017)
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62% 67% 70% 73% 76% 78% 78% 76% 70% 63% 53% 46% 43% 41% 42% 44% 46% 48% 51% 55% 59% 64% 67% 69%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 5 6 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (27 May 2017)
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E 8 16 E 7 17 ESE 8 18 ESE 8 17 SSE 7 15 SSE 9 20 SSW 10 21 SW 9 19 SW 7 15
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70% 71% 71% 71% 63% 58% 54% 54% 69%
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0 0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (28 May 2017)
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WSW 6 11 W 5 9 NW 4 9 NW 4 10 NW 4 10 ESE 4 11 ENE 5 12 ENE 6 13
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80% 87% 85% 76% 65% 57% 59% 71%
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0 0 1 4 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (29 May 2017)
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82% 86% 88% 84% 77% 74% 76% 81%
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Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (30 May 2017)
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15  ° 14  ° 14  ° 15  ° 17  ° 19  ° 18  ° 16  °
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E 7 14 E 7 14 E 8 16 N 9 18 E 9 20 E 9 20 ESE 9 19 SSE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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85% 87% 87% 81% 71% 62% 63% 70%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:51 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (31 May 2017)
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Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
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SSE 7 14 S 6 13 SSE 6 13 ESE 8 16 SSE 8 19 S 9 19 SE 8 18 SE 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
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77% 83% 84% 74% 62% 56% 58% 66%
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0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:50 Sunset: 21:07 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

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23 April - How will you be celebrating St George's Day? Check your local forecast.

Who was St George?

St George was a Roman soldier who was born in Turkey and thought to have lived between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. 

Both of George's parents were Christians and George protested against Rome's persecution of Christians. George was imprisoned and beaten for his beliefs and was later beheaded. His body was returned to Israel, where he had been raised by his mother. As news spread of his death he soon became known as a martyr within the Christian community. 

George was made a saint by the middle of the 4th century but it took until 1222 for the story of St George to reach England where his name was brought back by those fighting abroad. 

It is thought that George was officially made the patron saint of England after England won the battle of Agincourt in 1415. 

St George and the dragon

The most famous story of St George is his encounter with the dragon. There are many versions of the myth but common threads in all stories include:

  1. A town terrorised by a dragon.
  2. A princess captured by the dragon.
  3. George hearing of the kidnap and riding to the town.
  4. George slaying the dragon and saving the princess.

The history surrounding the life and stories of St George are known throughout the world and he is not only patron saint of England but of a number of other countries too. His history has been told in a number of different ways as his life was not documented until the 12th century.