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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.

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    14 °C

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    14 °C

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    17 °C

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    16 °C

Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
Now 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 8 10 S 9 11 S 8 11 SSW 6 10 SSW 5 8 SSW 5 7 SSW 4 6 SSW 3 4 W 2 3 WNW 3 6 NW 3 6 NNE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
59% 56% 56% 56% 54% 50% 52% 52% 52% 57% 65% 69%
UV index
7 8 7 6 5 4 3 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:06 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 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 Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
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Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 3 7 NE 3 7 E 2 6 NW 2 4 N 3 5 NE 3 6 ENE 3 7 ENE 3 8 E 4 10 ESE 6 11 SSE 6 11 SSE 7 13 SSE 8 15 SE 9 17 SE 10 17 SE 10 17 SE 10 18 SE 9 17 SE 9 16 SE 8 15 ESE 7 13 E 6 12 E 5 11 E 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 76% 77% 78% 76% 75% 72% 65% 62% 56% 56% 56% 54% 53% 52% 52% 51% 53% 55% 55% 58% 61% 65% 65%
UV index
1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 6 5 4 3 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: VH
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
00:00 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 Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 19 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 6 14 E 6 15 ENE 8 18 ENE 8 15 E 10 20 E 10 21 ESE 10 20 E 6 13 ESE 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 VG
Humidity
64% 65% 74% 70% 52% 44% 45% 53% 68%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 05:07 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 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 Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 21 ° 24 ° 25 ° 24 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 20 ° 23 ° 25 ° 24 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 5 10 NE 6 10 NE 7 14 ENE 8 18 E 8 19 ESE 6 15 SE 5 12 ENE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 73% 70% 63% 53% 50% 53% 65%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 4 Pollen: VH
Friday (Friday 29 June 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 Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 22 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 20 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 5 8 NE 7 12 NE 8 16 ENE 10 21 E 11 24 E 11 22 E 7 15 E 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
75% 70% 71% 58% 51% 47% 53% 68%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 05:08 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Saturday (Saturday 30 June 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 Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 20 ° 23 ° 24 ° 23 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 6 11 ENE 8 13 NE 9 15 E 10 19 E 10 21 E 10 21 ESE 9 17 ENE 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 77% 73% 64% 57% 55% 57% 67%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 1 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 19 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 7 12 SE 8 14 ENE 9 15 E 9 18 ESE 9 19 SSE 9 18 S 9 17 SSW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M VG VG G G G
Humidity
76% 80% 81% 73% 67% 68% 71% 79%
UV index
1 4 6 4 2
Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:31 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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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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