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Tour of Britain

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 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    10 °C

Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
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Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 4 13 W 4 10 W 5 11 W 5 9 W 4 7 W 4 7 W 3 5 W 3 5 W 3 5 WNW 3 5 WNW 3 5 WNW 4 6 WSW 4 6 WSW 5 7 W 4 6 WSW 4 7 S 7 12 SSW 5 7 S 4 6 SE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 87% 82% 76% 66% 60% 56% 52% 49% 48% 48% 49% 52% 55% 56% 57% 62% 67% 70%
UV index Expand
0 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:33 Sunset: 22:07 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability Expand
90% 90% 90% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 80% 80% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60% 60% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 60%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 5 8 E 6 11 E 8 14 E 10 18 ENE 11 20 ENE 12 23 ENE 13 24 ENE 12 24 ENE 13 24 ENE 13 24 E 12 23 E 12 23 E 12 23 E 11 20 E 11 19 E 10 18 ESE 10 18 ESE 10 18 ESE 8 16 E 9 16 E 8 16 E 9 16 ENE 9 16 ENE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M M M M M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
78% 83% 88% 90% 92% 92% 91% 91% 90% 90% 90% 89% 90% 88% 86% 85% 84% 84% 84% 85% 87% 89% 90% 91%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:33 Sunset: 22:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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60% 60% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 9 17 ENE 9 17 ENE 9 18 ENE 10 20 E 13 26 ENE 13 27 ENE 13 27 ENE 12 25 NE 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 92% 91% 81% 74% 69% 70% 76%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:34 Sunset: 22:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Light rain
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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10% 20% 20% 50% 50% 20% 30% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 8 16 NNE 8 16 N 8 17 NNE 10 21 NNE 11 23 N 11 22 N 10 20 N 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G M M M M M
Humidity Expand
79% 81% 83% 81% 78% 79% 82% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:35 Sunset: 22:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 °
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11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 8 16 N 8 15 N 7 15 N 8 17 N 9 19 NNW 9 19 NNW 9 19 NNW 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 VG
Humidity Expand
86% 86% 84% 80% 73% 70% 72% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:35 Sunset: 22:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 6 11 NW 5 10 W 6 12 WNW 9 18 W 10 22 W 11 22 W 10 21 W 8 16
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
85% 88% 84% 74% 68% 69% 72% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:36 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 2 July 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 8 16 W 10 21 W 12 25 W 11 24 W 11 22 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 87% 86% 81% 76% 72% 73% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:37 Sunset: 22:05 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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