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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.

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 14 °C

    6 °C

Friday (28 April 2017)
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6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 1 2 SSE 2 3 SSE 2 4 S 2 4 SSW 3 5 SW 3 6 SW 4 7 SW 4 8 W 5 9 W 6 12 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 15 WSW 8 15 SW 8 14 SW 6 12 SSW 3 7 SSE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 72% 68% 65% 63% 61% 61% 60% 61% 57% 52% 52% 55% 60% 65% 71% 73%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Saturday (29 April 2017)
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Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 7 SSE 4 8 SSE 5 9 SE 5 10 ESE 5 9 ESE 6 10 ESE 6 11 ESE 6 11 SE 7 14 SSE 9 17 SSE 11 21 SSE 11 20 SSE 12 23 SSE 12 23 SSE 13 24 SSE 13 25 S 13 24 SSE 13 24 SSE 12 23 SSE 11 22 SE 11 20 ESE 9 19 ESE 9 19 ESE 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
74% 74% 76% 78% 80% 80% 81% 81% 78% 75% 72% 70% 67% 65% 63% 61% 60% 58% 58% 58% 62% 66% 68% 69%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (30 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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10  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 10  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 9  °
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7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  ° 7  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 6  °
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10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 10 20 ESE 11 21 ESE 11 22 ESE 13 26 ESE 17 33 ESE 18 37 ESE 17 35 E 15 30 E 12 24
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
71% 72% 74% 74% 64% 53% 56% 63% 75%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4
Monday (1 May 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 9  ° 11  ° 12  ° 11  ° 8  °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 10 20 ENE 9 17 E 8 16 E 9 19 ESE 11 23 ESE 10 22 ESE 9 19 E 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G VG G
Humidity Expand
85% 89% 89% 81% 70% 66% 71% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (2 May 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Partly cloudy night
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 10  ° 13  ° 15  ° 14  ° 10  °
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7  ° 6  ° 7  ° 9  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 7 14 ESE 6 12 ESE 6 12 E 7 15 ESE 8 19 ESE 9 20 E 9 19 E 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 91% 92% 82% 68% 62% 68% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (3 May 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 11  ° 14  ° 15  ° 14  ° 10  °
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7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 9  ° 12  ° 13  ° 11  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 13 E 6 12 ENE 7 14 ENE 9 19 E 11 24 E 11 23 E 11 22 ENE 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 90% 74% 59% 56% 59% 73%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: First quarter
Thursday (4 May 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 10  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 10  °
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5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 7  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 8 16 ENE 8 16 ENE 8 17 ENE 11 24 E 13 28 E 13 27 E 12 25 ENE 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 85% 85% 71% 61% 58% 62% 72%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: First quarter

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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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