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Cowes Week 2017 weather forecast

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Over 100,000 people will visit Cowes Week

Sat 29 JulSun 6 Aug 2017

Cowes Week is held from 29 July - 6 August in Cowes, the Isle of Wight.

As far as British regattas are concerned, few can claim such a proud tradition as Cowes Week. Having been held every year (apart from during the two world wars) since 1826 in the Solent, Cowes Week is one of the world's longest running regattas, celebrating some of the finest vessels and sailors that the world has to offer.

Cowes Week is an event designed for the whole family to enjoy. Although there are some events that are exclusively for members of different yachting clubs and the elite of the yachting world, there's still plenty of fun to be had. You can take in a boat race from almost any vantage point, be it from seaside cafes or a seat on the beach. You can even take a ride on a spectator boat for a great view of the action or a helicopter ride along the coast of Cowes, if your budget will stretch that far.

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  • Sunny day 16 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 24 October 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 11 24 WNW 7 17 W 7 15 W 7 15 WNW 7 15 WNW 7 14 WNW 9 13 WNW 7 10 NW 6 8 WNW 7 10 WNW 7 10 WNW 7 10 WNW 7 10 W 5 9 WNW 5 8 WNW 6 11 WNW 7 12 NW 7 13 NW 7 14 NNW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G M M G G G G G G G G G G G M M M
Humidity
88% 92% 93% 93% 94% 91% 85% 80% 75% 74% 73% 71% 70% 78% 88% 89% 91% 93% 95% 96%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 25 October 2018)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 8 13 N 10 14 N 9 14 N 9 13 NNW 8 12 NNW 8 11 NNW 8 12 NNW 8 13 NNW 9 13 NNW 9 13 NNW 8 13 NNW 7 12 NNW 6 10 NNW 6 9 NW 6 10 WNW 6 10 WNW 7 12 WNW 8 12 WNW 8 13 WNW 8 13 WNW 8 13 WNW 9 15 WNW 10 17 WNW 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG G G G G G G G VG G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 91% 90% 89% 89% 89% 90% 90% 89% 88% 86% 82% 80% 80% 78% 76% 76% 78% 79% 81% 81% 82% 83% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 26 October 2018)
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Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 10 16 WNW 10 15 W 11 17 W 13 20 NW 14 23 NW 16 28 NW 17 28 NW 13 22 NNW 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 84% 88% 87% 81% 60% 57% 71% 79%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 27 October 2018)
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 Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 13 21 NNW 13 22 NNW 13 23 N 15 26 N 16 28 N 17 30 N 17 29 N 18 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 83% 82% 71% 56% 54% 71% 76%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 28 October 2018)
01:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 20 33 N 20 34 NNE 20 34 NNE 21 34 NNE 22 37 NNE 21 35 NNE 21 34 NNE 20 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 82% 83% 77% 60% 57% 69% 76%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 29 October 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 19 31 NE 19 30 NE 18 30 NE 19 32 NE 20 34 NE 19 31 NE 17 28 NE 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
81% 83% 84% 76% 64% 67% 76% 81%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 30 October 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 30%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 16 26 NNE 16 26 NNE 16 26 NE 15 26 ESE 15 27 NNE 14 24 NNE 13 21 W 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG G VG
Humidity
85% 87% 89% 83% 74% 74% 79% 77%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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29 July - 6 August - Check the weather forecast for this year's Cowes week on, and around, the Isle of Wight.

Cowes Week is sure to again provide an exciting mix of competitive sailing and a great après-sail scene. Over 8,000 participants are expected to take part, ranging from world champions and Olympians to weekend sailors, and in excess of 100,000 visitors will enjoy the unique atmosphere and experience that the event offers.

Cowes Regatta, as it was originally known, began with the presentation of The King's Cup to the winners of the day's big race by King George IV. Back then, the event lasted for three days and featured just seven yachts racing. Today however, the event has grown into what we now know as Cowes Week. It stages up to 40 daily races with up to 1,000 boats of differing class and designs taking part over the eight days of Cowes Week 2017.

The week will culminate in the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race on Sunday 6 August – the world’s largest offshore yacht race. 300 yachts will take part in this challenging contest, known as one of the hardest prizes to win in yacht racing.

The 1126km race starts near Cowes, following the southern coastline of England before crossing the Celtic Sea and rounding the Fastnet Rock off the southwest coast of Ireland. The route then rounds the Isles of Scilly before finishing at Plymouth. This highly competitive race will be watched by thousands along the coasts of England and Ireland, with some of the best vantage points on the Isle of Wight.

Even after you have enjoyed the day's boating, the vibrant atmosphere provided by the Cowes Parade Village will keep you busy for the rest of the evening. The week-long event ends in a firework display that has secured legendary status as one of the biggest and brightest you'll see all summer.

For further information about the event, check the Cowes Week official website.

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