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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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  • Heavy rain 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Overcast 6 °C

    6 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Overcast 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
60% 60% 50% 50% 50% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 24 WSW 9 24 WSW 9 23 W 9 23 W 9 22 WNW 9 23 NW 11 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M P G G
Humidity Expand
97% 96% 97% 98% 97% 91% 83%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
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 Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 9 23 NNW 8 21 NNW 7 20 NW 7 19 NW 6 18 NW 5 17 NNW 5 16 NW 5 16 NW 5 16 NNW 5 16 NNW 5 14 NNW 5 11 NNW 4 9 NW 3 7 NW 4 8 NW 3 8 WNW 3 7 WNW 3 7 W 4 8 W 4 8 W 4 7 W 4 7 W 4 7 WSW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G M M M G M M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
84% 83% 81% 81% 82% 84% 86% 87% 88% 87% 84% 81% 80% 79% 78% 80% 83% 89% 92% 93% 95% 96% 97% 98%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Mist Mist Overcast Mist Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast
20% 20% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 4 7 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 12 WSW 5 11 WSW 4 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P M P M M M G
Humidity Expand
98% 98% 98% 97% 92% 91% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 12 W 7 14 W 7 13 W 7 13 WNW 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
96% 96% 96% 96% 92% 91% 93% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 6 12 NW 6 12 NW 5 10 NW 4 9 NW 5 11 NW 5 10 NW 5 10 WNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 92% 93% 92% 88% 91% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Mist Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 9 W 5 10 W 6 11 W 6 11 W 7 14 W 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G P G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 94% 94% 94% 91% 89% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 15 W 7 14 W 7 14 W 7 15 W 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 94% 93% 91% 90% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 15:54 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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