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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.

Back to the events calendar

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 26 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny day 26 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    14 °C

Thursday (Thursday 21 June 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 9 19 NNW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG
Humidity
41% 46%
UV index
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:21 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Friday (Friday 22 June 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 Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day 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)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 10 21 NNW 9 20 NNW 9 19 NW 7 16 NW 7 17 NW 5 13 NW 4 10 NNW 5 11 NNW 5 11 NNW 5 11 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 14 NNW 6 14 NNW 6 14 NNW 6 14 NNW 6 15 N 6 16 N 6 16 N 6 15 NNE 6 14 ENE 6 14 ESE 6 13
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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
49% 54% 58% 61% 64% 67% 68% 68% 64% 58% 52% 48% 44% 40% 37% 35% 34% 33% 32% 32% 33% 36% 43% 53%
UV index
1 1 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Saturday (Saturday 23 June 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 Sunny day Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 16 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 18 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 5 12 SE 5 10 WSW 5 10 NW 4 9 W 5 11 WNW 5 14 NW 6 17 NNW 7 18 NNW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
59% 63% 69% 67% 56% 41% 35% 37% 46%
UV index
1 5 8 4 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Sunday (Sunday 24 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 15 ° 14 ° 17 ° 20 ° 23 ° 23 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 6 14 NNE 4 9 N 4 9 NE 2 8 NE 2 10 NE 3 12 ENE 5 16 SE 6 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
56% 65% 71% 65% 47% 39% 40% 54%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: VH
Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 22 ° 24 ° 25 ° 22 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 4 11 SSE 3 8 SSE 3 8 NNW 3 10 SE 3 11 N 3 13 NE 5 16 E 6 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
64% 68% 69% 59% 48% 41% 40% 52%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: VH
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 24 ° 25 ° 24 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 23 ° 24 ° 22 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 4 10 S 3 8 SE 3 7 ENE 4 12 ENE 6 18 ENE 7 20 E 9 22 E 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
63% 69% 72% 58% 44% 37% 41% 60%
UV index
1 5 8 4 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 18 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 15 ° 19 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 7 16 ENE 7 16 ENE 7 16 ENE 8 18 ENE 9 21 ENE 10 24 E 11 24 ENE 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 81% 83% 72% 54% 46% 48% 63%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Full
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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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