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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 weather forecast

Bright spring flowers in bloom

Tue 23 MaySat 27 May 2017

Chelsea plays host to one of the biggest flower shows in the country in May, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. It has taken place at its current location since 1913 although its predecessor in Kensington began in 1862, under its previous guise of the Great Spring Show.

Exhibitors from the UK, and across the world, spend months preparing their displays to take to the show, hoping to be crowned with one of the show's top rosettes.

There are many awards available for those that create a garden or display for show. Awards range from Silver and Silver-Gilt to Gold. Additional awards - for example, Best Show Garden, the President's Award, Best Fresh Garden or Best Construction Award - are also given, some of which are specific to individual shows.

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  • Heavy rain 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    3 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
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10% 10% 20% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 20% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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SW 18 39 SW 17 36 SSW 18 38 SSW 19 39 SSW 21 42 SSW 21 44 SW 21 44 SW 22 45 W 17 33 W 13 26 WSW 13 26 SW 14 29 SW 13 28 SW 12 27 SW 12 27 SW 12 26 SW 11 25 SW 10 24 SW 10 24 SW 11 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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84% 83% 85% 87% 87% 86% 84% 84% 79% 81% 81% 80% 79% 81% 81% 80% 79% 80% 79% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 11 24 SW 11 25 SW 11 25 SW 10 24 SW 10 24 SW 10 24 SW 10 24 SW 10 24 SW 10 25 SSW 11 26 SW 12 25 SW 11 24 SW 11 23 SW 11 23 SW 11 23 SW 11 22 SSW 10 22 SW 11 23 SW 10 22 SW 9 21 SW 9 19 SW 8 18 SW 8 18 SW 7 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 78% 77% 79% 79% 79% 79% 81% 80% 78% 77% 75% 71% 67% 66% 67% 69% 73% 75% 77% 80% 82% 84% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 °
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3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 16 WSW 6 15 W 6 13 WNW 7 13 NW 9 18 NNW 9 18 NW 6 13 NW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 88% 88% 88% 77% 73% 78% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:39 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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1 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 4 7 W 3 6 SW 4 6 SW 5 8 SSW 7 14 SSW 9 16 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G VG G VG
Humidity Expand
90% 93% 93% 91% 81% 75% 82% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 16:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 28 January 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 9 17 SW 9 17 SW 8 16 SW 8 16 SW 10 20 SW 10 20 SW 10 19 SW 10 20
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
89% 91% 91% 91% 87% 85% 89% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 16:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 29 January 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Cloudy Overcast
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 11 21 SW 11 22 SW 11 22 SW 11 21 WSW 12 23 WSW 11 21 WSW 9 18 WSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG G G VG
Humidity Expand
90% 88% 88% 87% 82% 81% 83% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 30 January 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 40% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 9 17 W 9 17 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 18 WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 19 WSW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 87% 89% 87% 82% 78% 80% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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23-27 May - Will the displays be in full bloom at this year's Chelsea Flower Show? Check the local weather forecast.

The Chelsea Flower Show includes a wide variety of show gardens, some created by professional gardeners but others by amateurs of all abilities and ages. They will all be hoping to catch the eye of the judges and win an Award.

In 2016 The Telegraph Garden, designed by Andy Sturgeon, won the Best Show Garden gold award at Chelsea. The people's choice was God's Own County: A Garden For Yorkshire, designed by Matthew Wilson.

Exhibitors and spectators alike will be looking for warm, dry weather to keep their exhibitions in top condition and to enjoy all the sites of the show. 

For further information about getting to the ground visit the Royal Horticultural Society official website.

Check the London weather forecast before heading to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea and its extensive grounds, the home of the flower show.

In the video below, Toby Buckland looks at the impact of the weather on our gardens at this time of year. He gives useful tips on which flowers and vegetables to grow, optimal watering and how to harden off young plants.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

If you're looking for content for your own website, take a look at our weather widget.

Whether you are displaying at the show or going along to admire the amazing gardens and floral displays, check the Chelsea weather forecast before setting off.

For further information about the event, visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show website.

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