This website uses cookies. Read about how we use cookies.

Close window

The Great Christmas Pudding Race

Christmas pudding

Sat 3 Dec 2016

The annual Christmas pudding race in aid of Cancer Research UK in London's Covent Garden will take place this year on Saturday 3 December.

Teams of six race around the obstacle course at the market's West Piazza carefully carrying a Christmas pudding on a tray, wearing an array of different festive costumes. The aim, to be the first to complete the course.

The event is run to raise money for Cancer Research UK and last year raised over £26,000.

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    6 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 25 April 2018)
Now 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
Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Light shower night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 40% 10% 40% 40% 40% 40% 30% 30% 30% 10% 30% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 9 18 W 11 21 W 11 22 W 11 22 W 12 23 WSW 13 25 W 13 26 WSW 12 25 WSW 13 27 WSW 14 29 WSW 14 29 WSW 15 30 WSW 14 29 W 14 29 WSW 13 27 WSW 12 25 WSW 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG G VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 74% 59% 52% 50% 51% 48% 52% 54% 56% 56% 56% 56% 58% 63% 68% 70%
UV index
1 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:13 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Thursday (Thursday 26 April 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 Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 12 25 WSW 12 25 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 11 23 WSW 12 24 W 12 25 W 13 26 WSW 13 27 WSW 13 27 W 13 27 W 14 29 W 13 28 WSW 12 27 WSW 12 26 WSW 11 25 WSW 10 22 WSW 9 20 WSW 8 17 WSW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 74% 75% 76% 77% 78% 78% 77% 71% 64% 57% 51% 46% 42% 40% 39% 36% 37% 37% 38% 43% 49% 57% 63%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Friday (Friday 27 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Light rain
<5% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 60% 40% 50%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 12 SW 5 10 SSW 3 7 SSE 4 8 SE 7 14 SE 8 18 SE 8 18 ESE 8 18 ESE 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G M M G G
Humidity
67% 69% 75% 81% 78% 75% 79% 76% 85%
UV index
1 2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:17 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 28 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 7 15 N 7 16 NW 7 15 NNW 8 17 N 8 18 N 8 19 N 8 17 NE 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
89% 89% 89% 83% 71% 67% 70% 81%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 29 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 7 16 NE 8 16 NNE 9 19 N 11 23 N 12 26 N 12 26 NE 11 24 WNW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity
84% 88% 88% 80% 77% 72% 77% 82%
UV index
1 2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 30 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 10 20 N 9 19 WNW 9 19 NNW 10 21 NNW 10 23 NNW 10 22 NW 9 20 N 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity
85% 87% 87% 77% 67% 62% 64% 72%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 20:21 Moon phase: Full
Tuesday (Tuesday 1 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 7 15 NW 7 14 NW 6 13 NW 8 18 NW 10 22 WNW 10 21 NW 9 19 SSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 83% 86% 75% 61% 58% 58% 72%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 20:23 Moon phase: Full
< London last 24 hours Issued at:

3 December – Check the forecast before heading to cheer on the competitors at the Great Christmas Pudding Race.

Follow us on

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, or LinkedIn Facebook Follow @metoffice on Twitter YouTube Instagram Snapchat LinkedIn