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The Great Christmas Pudding Race 2018

Christmas pudding

Sat 8 Dec 2018

The 38th Great Christmas Pudding Race will take place on 8 December 2018. In aid of Cancer Research UK in London's Covent Garden will take place this year on Saturday 8 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.

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    4 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 February 2019)
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Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 4 18 S 8 20 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 18 SSW 9 19 SW 11 21 SSW 10 21 SSW 11 22 SSW 10 22 SSW 9 22 SSW 9 21 SSW 8 19 SSW 7 17 SSW 7 17 SSW 7 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
80% 70% 67% 64% 66% 68% 73% 77% 78% 81% 82% 83% 84% 83% 85%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:11 Sunset: 17:19 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 18 February 2019)
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Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 20% 90% 80% 50% 10% 10% 50% 20% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 7 18 SSW 7 18 SSW 7 17 SSW 6 17 SSW 6 15 SSW 5 15 SSW 6 14 SSW 6 15 SSW 6 16 SSW 7 15 SSW 8 17 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 20 SW 9 20 SW 9 20 SW 9 18 SSW 8 17 SSW 8 18 SW 8 18 SW 8 19 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 17 WSW 7 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G M M G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity
86% 84% 84% 85% 87% 88% 89% 89% 88% 86% 84% 79% 78% 76% 79% 82% 80% 81% 83% 85% 82% 84% 82% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:09 Sunset: 17:21 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 °
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5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 16 WSW 6 15 WSW 6 14 WSW 6 13 WSW 7 14 WSW 9 20 SW 8 18 SW 7 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 88% 91% 91% 76% 57% 63% 77%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:07 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 11 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 7 17 SSW 7 17 SSW 7 17 SSW 8 18 SW 11 24 SW 11 25 SSW 9 21 SW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 84% 86% 84% 69% 60% 71% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:24 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 15 SSW 6 13 SSW 5 12 SSW 5 12 SW 7 16 SW 7 17 SSW 6 14 SSW 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G VG VG G
Humidity
85% 88% 88% 90% 78% 67% 73% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 17:26 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 9 ° 12 ° 11 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 4 9 S 5 9 S 4 8 SSE 4 8 SSE 5 12 SSE 6 13 SE 5 12 SE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 90% 93% 92% 78% 67% 69% 79%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 17:28 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 23 February 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 10 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 6 11 SE 5 11 SE 5 11 SE 6 12 SE 7 15 SE 7 16 ESE 7 15 SE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 90% 92% 91% 77% 68% 73% 84%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 17:30 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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8 December – Check the forecast before heading to cheer on the competitors at the Great Christmas Pudding Race.

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