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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.

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  • Sunny day 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    10 °C

Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 10 27 WNW 1 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG
Humidity
67% 75%
UV index
Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 19:13 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 24 September 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 Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 2 11 NNW 3 9 NNW 4 10 NNW 4 9 NNE 4 10 NNW 3 10 NNW 4 9 N 3 7 N 3 7 N 3 7 N 3 6 N 3 6 N 4 9 N 5 11 N 5 12 N 5 11 N 5 11 NNE 4 10 NNE 5 10 NE 5 10 E 5 10 ENE 4 9 ENE 4 7 NE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 79% 79% 82% 84% 86% 87% 87% 84% 79% 72% 65% 56% 51% 50% 49% 50% 52% 52% 58% 62% 67% 69% 70%
UV index
1 1 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 19:11 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 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 Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 4 7 NE 4 7 NE 4 9 ENE 5 9 ESE 5 10 SSE 8 16 SSE 7 15 SSE 5 10 SE 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 76% 80% 82% 68% 54% 55% 65% 79%
UV index
2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 19:09 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
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 Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 13 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 5 9 S 3 6 W 3 6 S 2 6 S 3 9 S 4 10 S 4 6 E 4 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 89% 91% 76% 62% 62% 75% 86%
UV index
2 4 2
Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 19:07 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
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 Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 15 ° 19 ° 19 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 14 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 4 6 NE 4 7 ENE 6 8 E 6 11 ESE 6 13 S 6 12 ESE 5 8 N 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
88% 90% 91% 79% 61% 61% 79% 88%
UV index
2 4 1
Sunrise: 07:10 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
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 intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 7 11 N 8 12 N 8 14 NNE 9 17 NNE 11 22 NNE 14 24 NE 13 20 NE 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 90% 90% 79% 68% 66% 72% 77%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 12 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 13 20 NE 12 17 ENE 11 17 NE 12 20 ESE 12 22 NE 11 20 NE 10 15 NNE 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 80% 83% 75% 65% 65% 72% 81%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 19:00 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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