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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.

  • Sunny day 14 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Heavy rain 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy shower day 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 12 °C

    5 °C

Saturday (25 March 2017)
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Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0  ° 1  ° 3  ° 6  ° 8  ° 10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 3 5 SSE 2 4 SSW 2 5 W 2 4 WSW 3 5 WSW 3 6 WSW 4 6 W 4 7 W 5 8 W 4 7 WNW 4 7 W 4 6 WNW 3 6 WNW 2 4 WSW 2 4 W 2 4 NW 1 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
92% 81% 68% 60% 54% 51% 49% 46% 44% 46% 49% 54% 64% 73% 78% 79% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 18:40 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 March 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  °
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6  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 3 5 E 4 7 E 4 8 ENE 4 10 ENE 5 12 ENE 5 11 ENE 5 11 ENE 4 10 ENE 4 10 ENE 5 9 ENE 6 10 ENE 6 11 ENE 7 12 ENE 8 13 ENE 9 15 ENE 9 16 ENE 9 17 ENE 10 18 ENE 10 19 ENE 9 19 ENE 8 17 ENE 8 15 ENE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
83% 84% 85% 84% 84% 85% 86% 84% 81% 75% 67% 63% 59% 55% 55% 56% 60% 62% 65% 70% 76% 80% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 18:42 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 March 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 8  ° 10  ° 8  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 7 13 ENE 6 12 ENE 5 10 ENE 5 11 ENE 7 14 E 8 17 E 9 18 E 8 16 E 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
85% 86% 87% 89% 86% 78% 75% 79% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (28 March 2017)
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Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 9  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  °
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5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 12 E 6 11 ENE 6 11 E 6 13 ESE 7 15 ESE 8 16 SE 7 14 ESE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
90% 91% 91% 87% 80% 78% 83% 90%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 19:46 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (29 March 2017)
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Overcast Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light rain Light rain
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 11  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  °
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7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 7  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 50% 50% 60% 60% 60% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 5 10 SE 6 11 SE 6 12 SE 8 16 SSE 10 20 SSE 13 25 S 13 26 S 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M M M G M
Humidity Expand
92% 94% 94% 93% 89% 88% 90% 93%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:48 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (30 March 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 10  °
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8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  °
Precipitation probability Expand
50% 60% 60% 50% 50% 40% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 12 23 S 11 21 S 11 22 S 13 25 S 16 31 S 15 29 S 13 26 S 11 22
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% 93% 93% 91% 84% 80% 83% 88%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 19:50 Moon phase: New
Friday (31 March 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 20% 20% 20% 40% 40% 50% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 9 17 S 8 14 S 7 15 S 9 18 SSW 10 20 SSW 9 20 SSW 8 17 S 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
90% 92% 92% 89% 84% 75% 78% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent

Issued at:

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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