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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.

  • 8 °C

    1 °C

    Light shower day
  • 5 °C

    1 °C

    Sleet shower
  • 6 °C

    4 °C

    Cloudy
  • 10 °C

    4 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 8 °C

    4 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 6 °C

    0 °C

    Light shower day
  • 6 °C

    3 °C

    Cloudy
Wednesday (22 February 2017)
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
Heavy shower day Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Overcast Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 7  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
60% 10% 60% 10% 30% 30% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 12 29 WSW 13 27 W 15 29 W 14 28 W 16 31 W 16 29 W 14 27 W 13 24 W 11 22 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 16 WSW 6 13 SW 5 12 SSW 3 9 SSE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
83% 80% 74% 72% 75% 71% 68% 70% 72% 75% 78% 82% 84% 85% 86%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 17:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (23 February 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
Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Sleet shower Sleet shower Heavy snow Heavy snow Heavy snow Sleet shower Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 2  ° 0  ° -1  ° -3  ° -4  ° -5  ° -5  ° -4  ° -4  ° -3  ° -2  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  ° -1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
30% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 70% 60% 90% 90% 90% 50% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 80% 60% 20% 10% 10% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SE 5 8 ESE 7 13 ESE 10 18 E 11 20 ENE 13 24 ENE 15 29 ENE 16 32 NE 16 32 NE 15 31 NNE 14 28 N 13 27 NNW 11 23 NNW 9 19 NW 9 18 NW 9 17 NW 7 14 NW 6 11 NW 5 10 WSW 5 8 W 6 12 W 7 13 W 7 14 W 8 16 W 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G M P P VP VP VP VP VP VP M G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
87% 88% 91% 96% 98% 98% 99% 98% 97% 96% 94% 90% 87% 82% 80% 79% 80% 82% 85% 87% 87% 88% 86% 87%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (24 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 3  ° 2  ° 1  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 50% ≥95% 90%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 9 18 W 9 18 WSW 7 14 SW 6 11 SW 8 16 SW 10 20 S 11 22 SSW 16 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG G G G M M
Humidity arrow down
83% 83% 85% 84% 79% 81% 90% 92%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:22 Sunset: 17:40 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
90% 60% 80% 60% 90% 80% 50% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 18 36 SW 19 37 SW 19 38 SSW 19 39 SW 21 41 SW 21 42 W 14 28 W 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
M M M M M G VG VG
Humidity arrow down
94% 93% 92% 90% 88% 84% 81% 80%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 17:42 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 90% 80% 80%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 11 21 SW 9 18 SSW 9 16 S 10 20 SSW 13 26 S 15 29 SSW 16 32 SW 14 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G G G G M G
Humidity arrow down
81% 83% 85% 84% 78% 81% 86% 86%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:17 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Monday (27 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Heavy shower night Heavy rain Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 3  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
70% 70% 40% 10% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 13 24 SSW 11 22 SSW 11 21 SSW 10 21 SSW 12 24 S 11 22 SSW 8 17 S 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
85% 87% 88% 87% 77% 74% 81% 86%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:14 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 5  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 3  ° 4  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSE 6 12 SW 6 11 S 6 11 WNW 6 13 WNW 9 18 NW 11 23 WNW 10 20 WNW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity arrow down
90% 90% 91% 88% 78% 74% 79% 82%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:12 Sunset: 17:49 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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