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Bonfire night 2018 weather forecast

Fireworks on Bonfire night

Wed 5 DecMon 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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  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 18 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    9 °C

Friday (Friday 21 September 2018)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 15 43 WSW 18 39 W 15 31 W 14 29 W 11 24 W 10 22 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 9 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
57% 56% 54% 53% 54% 58% 61% 64% 67%
UV index
2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 22 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
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 60% 90% 90% 90% 80% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 20 WSW 9 19 WSW 8 18 WSW 8 18 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 16 WSW 6 14 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 13 WSW 6 13 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 14 SW 6 12 SW 4 9 S 4 8 SE 4 9 ESE 5 11 ESE 6 13 E 7 14 E 7 15 E 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G M M M M M M M M M
Humidity
70% 72% 74% 76% 77% 78% 78% 79% 78% 75% 70% 66% 63% 61% 65% 72% 74% 80% 84% 88% 89% 89% 90% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Clear night Clear night
50% 50% 50% 60% 90% 90% 70% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 7 14 ENE 7 14 ENE 7 14 NE 7 14 NE 9 19 NNW 14 32 NNW 14 31 NW 11 23 NNW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G M P M G G VG
Humidity
92% 92% 92% 92% 91% 87% 80% 74% 75%
UV index
1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
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 Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 8 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 8 16 NW 6 13 NW 5 10 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 16 N 7 17 NNE 6 13 NNE 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 81% 83% 70% 48% 40% 50% 63%
UV index
1 2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
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 Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 10 ° 14 ° 16 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 6 ° 10 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 3 5 N 3 5 N 3 5 NNE 3 8 ENE 3 10 E 4 11 ESE 5 11 ESE 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 80% 84% 67% 48% 43% 51% 63%
UV index
1 2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
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 Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 12 ° 16 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 15 ° 17 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 4 7 ESE 4 6 ESE 4 6 SE 4 9 S 5 14 S 5 14 S 5 11 S 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
70% 75% 75% 64% 48% 44% 51% 63%
UV index
2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 27 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 Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 4 7 S 4 7 W 4 7 S 5 10 WSW 7 15 NW 7 17 WNW 7 16 N 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 79% 84% 73% 56% 55% 62% 70%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: Full
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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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