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Tour of Britain

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Tour of Britain

Sun 4 Sep - Sun 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.

  • 5 °C

    4 °C

    Overcast
  • 9 °C

    9 °C

    Overcast
  • 9 °C

    2 °C

    Overcast
  • 3 °C

    0 °C

    Cloudy
  • 5 °C

    3 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Light rain
  • 8 °C

    6 °C

    Light rain
Monday (23 January 2017)
20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 4 13 SSE 3 13 S 5 16 S 7 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M G G
Humidity arrow down
81% 87% 90% 90%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 16:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (24 January 2017)
00 00 01 00 02 00 03 00 04 00 05 00 06 00 07 00 08 00 09 00 10 00 11 00 12 00 13 00 14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 40% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 9 21 SSW 10 22 SSW 10 22 SSW 10 24 SSW 10 23 SSW 13 28 SSW 12 26 SSW 12 24 SSW 12 24 SSW 11 23 SSW 12 23 SSW 11 22 SSW 11 22 SSW 11 21 SSW 10 20 SSW 10 21 SSW 10 20 SSW 10 20 SSW 10 21 SSW 11 21 SSW 11 21 SSW 11 21 SSW 11 23 SSW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G M G G G G VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
88% 87% 86% 85% 85% 86% 89% 90% 90% 91% 92% 93% 94% 93% 92% 94% 94% 93% 93% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (25 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 12 24 SSW 12 25 SSW 14 28 S 15 30 SSW 16 32 S 16 32 S 15 31 S 15 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
92% 91% 87% 81% 77% 75% 76% 75%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (26 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 5  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 1  ° -1  ° -2  ° -2  ° -2  ° -3  ° -3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
S 13 27 S 11 22 SSE 9 19 SE 8 17 SE 9 18 SE 10 20 SE 8 16 ESE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
76% 80% 80% 81% 74% 72% 75% 75%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:23 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (27 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-3  ° -2  ° -2  ° -2  ° 1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
ESE 9 19 ESE 9 17 ESE 9 17 E 8 16 ESE 7 15 SE 8 17 SE 9 16 S 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G VG VG G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
76% 74% 75% 80% 79% 78% 83% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:21 Sunset: 16:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (28 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Partly cloudy night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 7 13 S 6 11 S 6 11 S 7 12 S 7 14 S 7 14 S 6 11 SSE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
90% 90% 90% 90% 89% 89% 92% 94%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:19 Sunset: 16:42 Moon phase: New
Sunday (29 January 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 20% 20% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 6 12 S 7 14 S 8 16 SSE 9 18 S 10 20 S 10 20 S 9 18 S 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G M M M G G G
Humidity arrow down
94% 94% 95% 94% 93% 91% 92% 93%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 08:18 Sunset: 16:44 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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