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Chinese New Year 2018 weather forecast

2018 is the year of the dog

Fri 16 FebSun 18 Feb 2018

The official Chinese New Year starts on Friday 16 February. Each year in the Chinese Lunar Calendar is represented by an animal, and 2018 is the year of the dog.

Join the largest celebration of the Chinese New Year outside of Asia, when Chinatown London becomes a giant street party on Sunday 18 February.

Last year's event saw 300,000 people join the celebrations throughout Chinatown, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, and this year should be no different. The streets will be filled with colour as visiting Chinese acrobats and musicians parade with giant Chinese dragons and lions. The night culminates with a spectacular fireworks display over Trafalgar Square.

Further celebrations are held across the UK over the weekend including events in Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle.

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  • Sunny day 20 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 16 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    8 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 5 14 WSW 6 12 WSW 7 12 SW 7 13 SW 7 12 SW 7 13 SW 7 12 SW 7 12 SW 6 12 SW 5 12 SW 5 11 SW 6 11 SW 5 10 SW 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
72% 66% 59% 49% 46% 44% 41% 44% 47% 51% 60% 67% 73% 76%
UV index
2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night 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 intervals Clear night Clear 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)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 5 10 SW 4 9 SW 4 9 SW 4 9 SW 4 8 SW 4 8 WSW 3 8 SW 3 7 SW 3 8 SW 3 9 WSW 3 10 WSW 4 10 WSW 5 11 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 15 W 8 15 W 7 14 WNW 6 13 WNW 5 11 NW 5 12 NW 5 12 NNW 6 14 N 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G M G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 80% 82% 83% 84% 85% 87% 89% 86% 80% 74% 68% 62% 55% 50% 45% 40% 43% 45% 50% 53% 58% 64% 71%
UV index
1 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 28 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 Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 7 15 N 7 14 NNE 8 17 NNE 11 21 NNE 11 23 NNE 11 23 NNE 10 22 NNE 7 16 NE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 80% 83% 75% 63% 46% 41% 49% 63%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
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 Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 6 ° 6 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 4 7 N 4 6 NNE 3 5 NNE 2 6 W 3 9 W 4 12 W 4 9 WSW 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 83% 86% 69% 52% 44% 54% 65%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 18:44 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 30 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 6 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 4 7 W 4 8 W 4 7 W 4 11 WNW 6 14 WNW 7 15 WNW 6 13 NW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 82% 86% 74% 60% 55% 61% 64%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 18:41 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 1 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 6 13 NW 7 13 NW 7 13 NW 10 19 NNW 11 24 NNW 12 24 NNW 10 20 NNW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 77% 81% 71% 54% 48% 54% 63%
UV index
2 2 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 18:39 Moon phase: Third quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 2 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 7 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 9 17 NW 9 16 NW 8 16 NW 11 21 NW 13 26 NNW 12 24 NW 11 21 NW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 72% 74% 68% 57% 59% 66% 73%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 18:37 Moon phase: Third quarter
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16 to 18 February - Join the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia. Check the London forecast if you are celebrating in the capital.

To find out the full schedule of London events and to join in this free celebration, visit the China Town London website. 

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