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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.

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    12 °C

  • Drizzle 15 °C

    14 °C

  • Overcast 16 °C

    14 °C

  • Overcast 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Overcast 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Overcast 15 °C

    11 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
Now 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 17 27 WNW 11 20 W 9 18 W 8 18 W 8 20 W 9 22 W 10 22 WSW 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
75% 75% 79% 79% 80% 81% 83% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 18:12 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 23 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
Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Fog Fog Fog Fog Fog Overcast Fog Fog Light rain
10% 50% 60% 20% 60% 90% 60% 90% 80% 50% 60% 60% 80% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20% 60%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 11 21 SW 13 24 SW 14 25 SW 15 27 SW 15 26 SW 15 27 SW 17 30 SW 18 31 SW 17 30 WSW 15 27 WSW 14 27 WSW 13 26 WSW 13 24 WSW 11 22 WSW 9 18 WSW 8 15 W 6 12 WSW 6 10 SW 6 10 SW 6 10 SW 6 10 SSW 6 11 SSW 7 12 SSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG G G G G G G G G M G G VP VP VP VP VP M VP VP P
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 90% 90% 92% 94% 93% 93% 95% 96% 95% 96% 95% 95% 96% 95% 95% 95% 96% 98% 98% 99% 99% 99%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 18:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Drizzle Heavy rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
40% 80% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 8 15 SW 10 18 SW 13 24 SW 15 28 SW 16 28 SW 17 30 SW 16 29 SW 14 26 SW 15 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P G G G VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
99% 99% 96% 94% 95% 92% 91% 93% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 18:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
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 Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
20% 30% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 14 24 SW 13 22 SW 11 19 WSW 10 17 SW 10 18 SW 9 16 SSW 7 12 SSW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 93% 93% 91% 85% 86% 92% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 18:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 8 13 SSW 7 12 S 8 13 SSW 9 15 SW 10 17 SW 9 16 SW 8 12 WSW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG G G G
Humidity Expand
92% 94% 94% 92% 86% 86% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 9 14 WSW 10 15 W 10 16 W 11 17 W 12 19 W 12 19 W 11 16 W 11 17
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
95% 95% 95% 93% 87% 86% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 12 18 W 12 19 NW 12 20 NW 13 22 W 15 25 W 16 26 WNW 15 24 WNW 15 25
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
93% 93% 93% 90% 84% 84% 89% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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