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British Firework Championships 2018

Good visibility is key to see all the fireworks

Wed 8 AugThu 9 Aug 2018

The British Fireworks Championships take place each year at the Hoe in Plymouth. This year's event takes place between the 8-9 August, when some of the country's top fireworks display organisers will compete to be crowned the best. 

The championships have grown hugely since they started in 1997, and are now recognised as the premier annual display in the UK.

Organisers will be hoping for dry, clear, windless evenings to ensure preparations go to plan. The hundreds of thousands of spectators will be hoping for clear skies so they get to enjoy the full spectacle of the event.

Check the Plymouth weather forecast before heading to see the firework competition.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Heavy rain 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 12 °C

    10 °C

Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light shower day Light shower day Overcast Cloudy Clear night Clear night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night
40% 30% 20% 10% <5% 10% 30% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 17 27 W 14 25 WNW 11 23 WNW 9 24 WNW 8 24 W 7 22 W 8 23 WNW 8 21 WNW 7 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E
Humidity
93% 88% 87% 83% 82% 82% 80% 82% 85%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 16:13 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
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
Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 60% 80% 80% 80% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 19 WNW 7 20 WNW 6 19 W 6 19 WNW 6 18 WNW 5 16 NNW 5 13 SSE 6 13 SSE 7 14 SW 10 20 SSW 12 21 SSW 14 25 SSW 14 26 SSW 17 30 SSW 19 34 SSW 19 35 SSW 20 36 SSW 20 37 SSW 19 35 SSW 20 37 S 21 39 S 22 42 S 23 42 S 23 42
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 83% 84% 84% 85% 87% 88% 89% 88% 80% 79% 80% 81% 84% 87% 87% 88% 88% 88% 87% 87% 87% 86% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 16:14 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Partly cloudy night
50% 50% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 70% 20%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 24 45 S 27 49 S 29 54 S 30 56 SW 18 33 SW 13 23 SW 14 24 SW 15 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG M M M G VG VG
Humidity
85% 83% 83% 90% 91% 88% 85% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 16:14 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 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 Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 14 25 WSW 12 20 WSW 12 20 WSW 12 20 WSW 15 26 WSW 17 29 WSW 17 29 WSW 17 30
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% 87% 85% 84% 77% 76% 82% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:14 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
Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
40% 30% 10% 10% 30% 30% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 19 33 W 20 34 W 19 33 W 19 33 W 20 34 W 19 31 WSW 16 26 WSW 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG G
Humidity
83% 83% 82% 82% 80% 79% 85% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy
50% 80% 90% 80% 40% 20% 40% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 14 21 SSW 17 26 SSW 21 32 SW 22 34 WSW 23 36 WSW 22 35 WSW 22 34 WSW 23 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M M G G G G
Humidity
91% 93% 94% 93% 89% 87% 90% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:15 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
Light shower night Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 60% 40% 40% 40% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 23 36 WSW 22 36 WSW 21 33 WSW 21 33 WSW 21 33 WSW 19 30 WSW 18 28 SW 18 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
90% 90% 90% 90% 87% 88% 90% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:15 Sunset: 16:15 Moon phase: Full
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8 - 9 August - Check the Plymouth weather forecast before going to the British Firework Championships.

For more information on the event, visit the British Firework Championships official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the events calendar.

 

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