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Boardmasters festival 2018 weather forecast

Surfing at Fistral Beach in Newquay

Wed 8 AugSun 12 Aug 2018

Boardmasters is a surf, skate and music festival that takes place in Newquay every August and has been an integral part of the British surf scene since 1981.

During the day Fistral beach hosts a number of surfing competitions, including both Open competitions and World Surf League Pro competitions. The European leg of the WSL Longboard Qualifying Series will also be completed at Boardmasters, where the European Longboard champion will be crowned.

There is also the Skate and BMX mini ramp competition with both public and professional sessions.

Watergate Bay hosts the music events, with more than 100 artists performing this year. Artists and DJs heading to Cornwall for this year's Boardmasters festival include:

  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • the Chemical Brothers
  • George Ezra

If you're heading to Watergate Bay for Boardmasters this August, check the weather forecast.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Light rain 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 15 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    11 °C

Thursday (Thursday 20 September 2018)
Now 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
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Hail shower night Heavy rain Cloudy
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% ≥95% ≥95% 80% 40% 80% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 24 36 SSW 25 38 SSW 27 39 SSW 28 41 SSW 28 41 SSW 29 42 SSW 30 45 SSW 31 45 SSW 31 45 SSW 30 46 SSW 31 47 SSW 30 45 SW 32 48 WSW 33 48
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G VG VG VG VG VG M M G M VG E
Humidity
94% 90% 88% 86% 87% 88% 85% 84% 87% 90% 90% 90% 89% 86%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Rough
UV index
1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 19:24 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday (Friday 21 September 2018)
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
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light shower night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 50% 30% <5% <5% 10% 30% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 30% <5% <5% 10% 40% 30% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 31 44 WNW 28 38 WNW 28 39 WNW 28 40 WNW 28 40 WNW 28 39 WNW 28 39 W 29 41 W 28 40 W 29 41 W 30 43 W 29 42 W 29 42 W 29 42 W 28 40 W 27 38 W 23 33 WNW 22 32 W 22 30 W 21 31 W 19 27 W 18 26 W 17 23 W 15 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E
Humidity
85% 81% 81% 78% 74% 70% 73% 69% 70% 65% 66% 62% 61% 61% 62% 62% 66% 66% 67% 67% 69% 69% 67% 68%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Rough Moderate
UV index
1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 19:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain
<5% 10% 10% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 60% 80% 50%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 14 20 W 13 18 SW 9 13 S 8 12 SE 12 19 SE 20 31 ESE 20 33 S 15 23 SSW 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E M M M G M M
Humidity
68% 70% 76% 89% 92% 92% 94% 95% 96%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight
UV index
1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 19:19 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
40% 50% 80% 50% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 17 27 WSW 18 29 W 21 33 NW 25 39 NW 26 41 NNW 24 38 NNW 21 33 N 17 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G VG VG E VG
Humidity
96% 95% 95% 90% 77% 69% 65% 70%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Rough Moderate
UV index
1 3 1 1
Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 19:17 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 14 21 NE 10 16 ENE 9 13 ENE 9 14 NE 9 17 NE 10 17 NE 10 15 ENE 9 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 80% 83% 66% 54% 55% 69% 80%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Moderate Slight
UV index
2 4 1 1
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 14 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 8 11 E 8 11 ESE 9 11 SE 10 15 SE 13 22 SE 11 19 SE 10 14 SE 10 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 86% 86% 68% 57% 58% 74% 82%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
Slight
UV index
2 4 1 1
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 19:13 Moon phase: Full

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 9 12 SE 8 11 SE 8 11 SE 10 15 SE 12 21 SE 11 19 SE 10 14 SE 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 87% 88% 71% 60% 62% 79% 85%
On or Off Shore Winds
Offshore Sea State ∗
No Data
UV index
2 4 1 1
Sunrise: 07:12 Sunset: 19:11 Moon phase: Full

∗ Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

< Newquay - Fistral (Beach) last 24 hours Issued at:

8-12 August - Whether you're going to check out the surfing or the music, check the Fistral Beach weather forecast before heading to Boardmasters.

The weather is an essential part of a surfing, and without it, surfers would have no wave to ride in the ocean. Waves are formed by wind blowing over the surface of the ocean, with the energy allowing the wave to move forward.

Surfers would ideally like to experience strong winds blowing for a prolonged time to create a series of big waves to ride for competition.

For further information about this event, check the  Boardmasters official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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