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British Firework Championships

Good visibility is key to see all the fireworks

Tue 16 AugWed 17 Aug 2016

The British Fireworks Championships take place each year at the Hoe in Plymouth. This year's event takes place between the 16-17 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 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

  • Heavy shower day 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    13 °C

  • Heavy shower day 16 °C

    15 °C

  • Light shower day 16 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast Heavy shower night Light shower night Heavy rain Light rain Light rain
≥95% ≥95% 90% 20% 60% 40% 80% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 22 35 S 28 48 S 28 49 SW 22 37 SW 22 38 SW 24 41 WSW 24 43 WSW 21 41 WSW 21 40
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P M VG E E E G G E
Humidity Expand
90% 89% 89% 85% 83% 85% 88% 88% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 20 October 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
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night
50% 80% 80% 40% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 80% 90% 90% 70% 50% 60%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 20 40 W 21 41 W 19 39 W 18 37 W 17 36 W 16 32 W 15 31 W 13 27 W 12 26 W 11 23 W 11 21 WSW 12 23 WSW 13 24 SW 13 23 SSW 14 26 SSW 17 30 S 17 31 S 18 33 S 19 36 S 21 40 S 23 44 SSW 22 40 SSW 19 34 SSW 21 37
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG E E E E VG VG VG E E E E E E VG G M M G VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 87% 86% 85% 82% 79% 77% 75% 73% 70% 67% 63% 61% 64% 67% 69% 71% 76% 81% 85% 89% 90% 87% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 18:15 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
30% 40% 50% 40% 70% 60% 40% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 22 40 SW 24 44 SW 27 48 SW 29 53 SW 31 56 WSW 29 54 W 28 52 W 25 48 W 24 43
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E VG VG G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
75% 72% 70% 74% 74% 76% 76% 72% 69%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 18:14 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 60%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 23 41 WNW 22 39 WNW 21 37 WNW 21 36 W 21 36 W 19 33 WSW 17 28 SW 17 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G VG VG G
Humidity Expand
69% 67% 67% 74% 76% 74% 80% 88%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 18:12 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
90% 90% 90% 70% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 20 34 SW 21 35 SW 20 34 SW 20 33 SW 20 32 SW 19 31 SW 19 30 SW 19 30
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M G M G M
Humidity Expand
90% 92% 93% 94% 93% 94% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 18:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
50% 60% 60% 40% 40% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 19 30 SW 19 30 SW 20 31 SW 19 29 SW 19 30 SW 19 29 SW 18 28 SW 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 94% 92% 86% 87% 90% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 18:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 17 27 SW 17 26 SW 16 24 SW 16 26 SW 18 28 SW 17 27 SW 16 25 SW 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 92% 90% 86% 88% 91% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 18:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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16-17 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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