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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 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    5 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    10 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    9 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Light rain Mist Overcast Cloudy Overcast
10% 20% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 14 30 W 14 28 W 10 21 W 9 19 WNW 9 19 NW 10 21 NW 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G P P G G G
Humidity Expand
96% 98% 99% 99% 99% 97% 94%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 16:14 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 10 22 NNW 9 22 NNW 8 19 N 5 15 NNW 3 10 NNW 4 8 N 4 6 N 4 6 N 4 6 N 4 6 N 3 5 N 3 4 N 3 4 NNW 2 4 E 1 3 SE 2 3 ENE 2 3 ENE 2 3 ENE 2 4 ENE 3 5 E 4 5 E 4 6 E 4 6 E 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G M M M M M M G G G G G M M M M M G G
Humidity Expand
92% 91% 92% 91% 92% 94% 95% 95% 94% 93% 89% 86% 83% 79% 73% 78% 84% 87% 90% 92% 90% 91% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 16:14 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Mist Mist Overcast
<5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 30% 30% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 4 7 S 5 11 SSW 5 11 SW 5 10 SW 6 12 SW 6 12 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G M P P M
Humidity Expand
91% 90% 92% 94% 96% 97% 98% 97%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:14 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
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
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 11 WSW 7 12 W 7 12 W 8 13 W 10 17 W 10 17 W 9 14 WNW 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G M G G G G
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 96% 96% 93% 93% 95% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:15 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)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 8 13 NW 8 13 NW 7 12 NNW 7 12 NNW 8 14 NW 8 13 SE 7 12 NE 7 12
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
94% 94% 94% 94% 89% 88% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:15 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 7 12 W 8 13 W 8 13 WSW 8 13 WSW 10 15 W 10 16 WSW 10 15 W 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
96% 95% 95% 94% 90% 90% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:15 Sunset: 16:15 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 Cloudy Overcast
20% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 11 17 W 11 18 W 12 18 W 12 18 W 13 20 W 13 20 W 12 19 WSW 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M M G G G G G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 95% 94% 92% 92% 94% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:15 Sunset: 16:16 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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