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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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  • Overcast 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    9 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
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Temperature (°C)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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97% 96% 97% 99% 99% 95% 93% 91% 90% 90% 89% 89% 88% 89% 90% 90% 90% 88% 88% 89% 89%
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
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SW 13 22 SW 15 25 SW 15 26 SW 16 27 SW 16 27 SW 16 26 SW 15 24 SW 14 23 SW 14 24 WSW 15 23 WSW 14 23 WSW 14 22 WSW 13 20 WSW 12 19 WSW 12 18 WSW 11 17 WSW 11 17 WSW 10 16 SW 9 14 SW 9 13 SW 8 13 SW 8 13 SW 8 13 SW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 86% 87% 87% 86% 88% 89% 90% 90% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 89% 89% 90% 92% 94% 95% 96% 95% 95% 95%
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 13 SW 8 14 SW 8 13 SW 7 10 WSW 9 14 WSW 10 18 WSW 10 17 WSW 8 13 W 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 94% 95% 90% 83% 86% 93% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 8 13 NW 9 14 NNW 9 14 NNW 10 17 NNW 10 18 NNW 10 17 NNW 8 14 NNW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 93% 93% 85% 73% 69% 82% 88%
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1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Overcast
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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NW 9 14 WNW 10 16 WNW 12 19 WNW 14 23 WNW 15 26 WNW 16 26 NW 15 24 NW 14 23
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
90% 91% 92% 86% 76% 76% 84% 87%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 29 October 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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NW 14 23 NW 13 22 NNW 13 21 NNW 12 21 NNW 11 21 NNW 11 19 NNW 10 17 NNW 9 16
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
87% 87% 86% 81% 68% 69% 79% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 30 October 2017)
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Warnings
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 9 15 NNW 9 15 NNW 9 16 NNW 9 16 NNW 9 17 NNW 8 15 NNW 8 13 SW 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E
Humidity Expand
86% 88% 89% 81% 73% 76% 84% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 16:44 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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