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Bonfire night 2018 weather forecast

Fireworks on Bonfire night

Mon 5 Nov 2018

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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  • Sunny day 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    7 °C

Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
Now 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 50% 80% 80% 50%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 7 21 SW 5 18 SW 5 19 WSW 5 18 SW 4 16 SW 4 15 SW 4 14 SW 4 11 SW 4 10 SSW 3 9 S 3 9 SSE 4 10 SE 4 13 SE 5 15 SE 5 16 SE 6 17 SE 6 18 S 7 18 S 7 17 SSW 6 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M G M G VG
Humidity
88% 90% 91% 92% 92% 92% 88% 85% 82% 80% 79% 81% 84% 86% 87% 87% 88% 89% 89% 89%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 17 December 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 16 WSW 7 15 WSW 7 17 W 8 18 W 7 17 WSW 7 16 WSW 6 15 WSW 6 15 WSW 5 14 WSW 5 13 WSW 6 14 SW 5 12 SW 6 12 SW 5 12 SSW 5 14 SSW 6 15 S 7 18 SSW 8 20 SSW 8 21 S 9 23 S 10 22 SSW 10 24 SSW 11 25 SSW 11 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G M M M M M G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 89% 89% 88% 89% 90% 90% 91% 93% 92% 89% 87% 84% 82% 81% 82% 84% 85% 87% 89% 89% 89% 88% 88%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 70% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 12 26 S 13 28 S 14 31 S 17 34 S 18 38 S 18 36 S 15 32 SSW 13 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G M M M
Humidity
87% 85% 83% 82% 76% 78% 84% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 10 20 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 19 SSW 9 19 SSW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G VG VG G
Humidity
86% 88% 89% 88% 85% 83% 86% 87%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 10 21 SSW 10 20 SW 10 19 SW 10 20 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 20 WSW 9 19 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 86% 87% 87% 81% 79% 83% 87%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 8 16 SSW 8 16 SSW 8 17 SSW 9 19 SSW 11 21 SW 11 23 SW 12 24 SW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity
90% 92% 92% 91% 87% 85% 85% 87%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 22 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 12 23 SW 12 23 SW 11 23 SW 12 24 WSW 13 26 SW 12 24 SW 11 22 SW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 87% 86% 83% 83% 85% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Full
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5 November.

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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