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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.

  • Heavy rain 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    3 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Light rain Light rain Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 60% 20% 60% 50% 20% ≥95% 90% 90% 90% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 14 31 SSW 14 31 SSW 16 34 SSW 17 37 SSW 18 39 SSW 19 41 SSW 20 43 SSW 21 46 SSW 20 45 SSW 22 47 WSW 18 38 W 14 33 WSW 13 27 WSW 12 25 SW 12 26 SW 12 25 SW 11 25 SW 12 26 SW 11 25 SW 11 24 SW 10 23 SW 11 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG G VG G VG VG M M M M G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 83% 85% 85% 86% 86% 87% 87% 84% 83% 81% 84% 84% 82% 81% 82% 81% 81% 79% 79% 78% 78%
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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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower night Clear night Light shower night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% 30% 30% <5% 30% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 23 SW 11 24 SW 10 23 SW 10 23 SW 9 21 SW 8 19 SW 9 21 SSW 9 20 SW 10 23 SSW 11 24 SW 11 24 SW 12 25 SW 12 25 SW 12 25 SSW 12 25 SSW 11 24 SSW 11 24 SSW 11 24 SSW 10 23 SW 10 21 SW 9 19 SW 9 19 SW 9 19 SW 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 78% 79% 81% 82% 83% 82% 82% 82% 81% 78% 75% 73% 71% 70% 69% 72% 74% 75% 79% 80% 82% 83% 84%
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 Clear night Sunny intervals Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 °
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3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 16 WSW 6 14 W 6 12 WNW 7 13 NW 10 20 NNW 9 18 NW 7 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
85% 88% 89% 88% 74% 72% 78% 86%
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 Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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0 ° -1 ° -2 ° 0 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 4 7 WSW 4 7 SW 5 7 SSW 6 10 SSW 8 16 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 19 SW 11 20
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% 94% 90% 80% 77% 84% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 16:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
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 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 18 SW 9 17 WSW 9 16 SW 9 17 WSW 12 22 WSW 12 22 SW 12 22 SW 13 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 91% 90% 90% 84% 84% 89% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 16:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 29 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 14 26 WSW 15 27 WSW 14 25 WSW 13 23 WSW 13 24 W 11 19 W 8 14 W 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 87% 85% 84% 78% 80% 83% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 30 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 14 WSW 8 14 WSW 8 15 WSW 10 18 WSW 12 22 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 18 WSW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 90% 85% 78% 79% 81% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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