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Tour of Britain

Tour of Britain

Sun 4 SepSun 11 Sep 2016

Britain's answer to the Tour de France will stretch the length of the country this September, as the Tour of Britain gets underway between the 4-11 September.

On Sunday 4 September, some of the world's leading cyclists will gather on George Square in Glasgow to embark on a gruelling eight day tour that will take them the length and breadth of Britain. 

The 20 teams will cover a distance of 1308.5 km across the UK to then finally reach London on the eighth and final stage of The Tour on Sunday 11 September.

The weather will play a major role as the competitors cross the UK, keep an eye on the forecast for each of the stages if you are going to cheer on the riders.

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Heavy shower day 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    12 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 16 August 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast
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16 ° 16 °
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13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 18 28 SSW 15 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G
Humidity Expand
95% 93%
UV index Expand
0 0
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 17 August 2017)
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Warnings
Light shower night Heavy rain Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 80% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
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14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 12 23 SW 7 16 SW 8 19 SW 8 18 SW 7 15 SW 6 14 SW 5 13 SW 6 14 SW 7 15 SW 10 19 SW 11 21 SW 12 23 SW 13 24 SW 12 24 SW 13 26 SW 14 26 SW 14 27 SSW 12 24 SSW 11 21 SSW 11 20 SSW 10 19 S 8 16 S 7 16 S 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M VG VG VG G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 91% 90% 91% 91% 92% 89% 87% 82% 77% 73% 70% 67% 65% 62% 60% 64% 66% 70% 74% 78% 81% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 18 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Thunder Heavy shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 20% 80% 80% 60% 70% 70% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 7 14 SSW 7 15 SW 9 18 WSW 11 20 WSW 13 25 SW 14 28 WSW 13 25 W 9 18 W 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 84% 87% 86% 81% 73% 72% 73% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 11 22 W 13 25 WSW 11 23 W 15 30 W 16 34 W 17 34 W 15 30 WSW 10 19
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
85% 85% 83% 72% 71% 71% 75% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 60%
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12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 16 WSW 6 11 SSW 5 8 S 5 11 S 6 14 SSE 8 17 SSE 7 15 SE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G M
Humidity Expand
84% 87% 89% 79% 71% 75% 86% 92%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Partly cloudy night
50% 70% 70% 40% 60% 60% 60% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
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14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 7 14 S 8 15 SSW 7 14 SW 10 20 WSW 12 25 WSW 13 27 WSW 11 22 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M G G G G G
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 95% 89% 86% 81% 84% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 18 W 9 18 W 9 17 WNW 10 21 NW 11 23 NW 11 23 WNW 10 21 WNW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 89% 88% 80% 71% 70% 71% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:37 Moon phase: New
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4-11 September - Check the weather forecast if you are cheering on the riders in the Tour of Britain cycle race.

The Tour of Britain is the country's largest annual free-to-spectate sporting event and dates back to just after the Second World War. However, the Tour of Britain as it is known today first took place in 2004; when it took place over five days in early September.

The weather is an important aspect of cycling, particularly that of competitive road cycling. Wet weather can slow you down and poses as a danger as there is much less grip on the roads and the rain may distort a cyclist's vision. This event in particular will require good weather due to the masses of competitors, so it will be much safer in good conditions.

To check the daily routes for each stage, visit the Tour of Britain official website.

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