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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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  • Light rain 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    7 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 25 April 2018)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 80% 60% 30% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 25 36 WSW 22 34 WSW 22 34 WSW 19 31 W 14 26 W 15 26 W 14 26 WSW 15 26 W 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG E VG E E E E E
Humidity
71% 64% 70% 74% 73% 72% 73% 74% 77%
UV index
3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Thursday (Thursday 26 April 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 16 27 WSW 17 27 W 16 26 W 15 24 W 15 23 W 15 24 W 15 24 W 15 24 W 17 27 W 17 27 W 17 27 WSW 18 29 WSW 18 29 WSW 19 31 WSW 19 30 WSW 19 30 WSW 18 30 WSW 18 29 WSW 17 28 WSW 15 24 WSW 13 21 WSW 12 18 WSW 10 16 SW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E VG VG VG VG VG E E VG VG VG E E E E E VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 81% 82% 82% 82% 82% 83% 80% 75% 69% 65% 65% 64% 65% 66% 65% 66% 67% 71% 74% 78% 82% 84% 87%
UV index
1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:18 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 Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 90% 70% 60% 20%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 7 12 SSW 7 11 SSE 6 10 ESE 12 19 SSE 14 23 SSE 15 26 SSE 18 32 SSE 19 32 SE 15 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG M G G G
Humidity
88% 89% 90% 85% 78% 85% 77% 84% 91%
UV index
1 2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:19 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
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 15 23 WNW 13 21 NW 13 20 NW 11 20 NW 11 20 NW 11 18 WNW 9 14 NNW 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 91% 89% 79% 74% 72% 76% 87%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:21 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 70% 50%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 9 14 NNE 11 17 NNE 13 21 NNE 15 26 NNE 16 28 NNE 17 29 N 17 29 N 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity
88% 89% 87% 79% 75% 76% 81% 85%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:22 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 Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 16 27 N 16 26 N 17 27 N 16 28 N 15 27 NNW 14 25 NNW 12 20 NW 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity
86% 88% 88% 79% 72% 69% 73% 82%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:42 Sunset: 20:24 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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 10 16 WNW 10 15 WNW 9 15 W 11 20 SW 13 25 SW 13 25 SSW 13 21 SSW 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 88% 87% 71% 62% 62% 69% 79%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:40 Sunset: 20:26 Moon phase: Full
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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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