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Bonfire night 2017 weather forecast

Fireworks on Bonfire night

Sun 5 Nov 2017

Bonfire night, sometimes known as Fireworks night or Guy Fawkes night, is an annual celebration in the UK which takes place on the 5 November.

Bonfire night marks the day in 1605 when Guy Fawkes, a member of the gun powder plot, was arrested for his attempt to blow up the House of Lords. 

To celebrate the fact that the then King, James I had survived, people lit bonfires across London. This tradition continues today with a "Guy" on top of the bonfire to represent Guy Fawkes before setting off fireworks to mark the occasion.   

The weather forecast for the UK includes local weather forecasts by towns, cities and regions.

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  • Overcast 16 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
Now 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
Cloudy Heavy shower night Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
10% 60% 50% 20% 10% 50% 20% 20% 20% 50% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 4 9 NNE 6 10 NE 7 12 NNE 6 11 NE 7 12 NE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 8 15 ENE 7 14 ENE 7 13 ENE 7 13 ENE 6 11 ENE 5 9 E 5 9 ESE 5 8 SE 5 8 SE 4 8 SE 4 9 ESE 4 9 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M G G G M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
68% 66% 75% 79% 79% 79% 80% 84% 85% 87% 87% 88% 88% 89% 91% 90% 90% 90% 92% 92% 93% 93% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 90%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 9 SE 4 9 ESE 5 11 ESE 4 10 SE 7 13 S 9 17 SSW 10 21 S 9 20 S 15 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G M M G G VG G
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 93% 92% 86% 78% 77% 81% 78%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
70% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 15 30 SSW 16 33 SSW 16 32 SW 15 31 WSW 14 29 SW 12 25 SSW 8 17 S 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 77% 77% 69% 61% 57% 67% 74%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
50% 60% 40% 20% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 10 21 S 14 29 SSW 16 32 SSW 17 35 SSW 21 43 SSW 19 40 SW 19 39 SW 18 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 79% 74% 68% 70% 77% 76%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
20% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 17 34 WSW 16 32 WSW 15 30 WSW 13 27 W 16 32 W 15 30 W 13 26 W 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 77% 75% 76% 69% 62% 69% 74%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 10 20 W 9 18 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 17 SW 8 16 SSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
77% 80% 84% 80% 77% 78% 83% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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5 November - All those heading to fireworks displays will be hoping for clear skies.

Bonfires and weather

Did you know that bonfire night can have an effect on the weather we experience the following day?

The weather on the day following bonfire night will mainly depend on the strength of the wind.

Fresh winds will help clear the smoke particles and improve the visibility.

However, calmer conditions with lighter winds means there is a greater chance of smoke remaining in the air, which can also help mist or fog develop - called smog.

Whether you are planning your own firework display or attending an organised fireworks display you need to keep an eye on the weather forecast.

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

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