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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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  • Cloudy 25 °C

    17 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 24 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny day 26 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 24 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    16 °C

Thursday (Thursday 19 July 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
21 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 4 6 S 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G
Humidity
61% 66%
UV index
Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:09 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 20 July 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 °
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19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 3 5 SSE 4 7 NE 4 8 NE 6 11 ENE 7 11 E 6 10 E 7 10 ENE 7 11 E 8 12 E 8 12 E 7 10 E 6 10 NE 7 12 NNE 8 13 SE 9 14 S 8 13 S 9 14 S 9 15 S 9 15 SW 8 13 SW 9 14 W 7 12 WSW 6 11 W 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
69% 71% 74% 70% 73% 75% 77% 73% 73% 72% 67% 65% 64% 62% 63% 63% 60% 63% 65% 68% 71% 73% 76% 78%
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:15 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 21 July 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 7 10 WNW 7 10 NW 6 8 NW 5 8 NW 4 9 W 7 14 WSW 10 17 WSW 10 16 WSW 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 79% 82% 81% 68% 57% 56% 64% 82%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 22 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 21 ° 25 ° 25 ° 23 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 22 ° 25 ° 23 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 11 N 6 9 NNE 6 10 NNE 4 10 W 5 15 WSW 12 21 WSW 12 19 WSW 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 90% 82% 65% 52% 52% 59% 77%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 23 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 17 ° 18 ° 23 ° 25 ° 24 ° 22 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 23 ° 24 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 7 11 WNW 6 9 WNW 5 8 WSW 6 13 SW 10 20 SW 12 22 WSW 11 18 SW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 89% 87% 65% 53% 53% 64% 87%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 12 WSW 6 10 W 5 9 SW 7 13 SW 10 20 SW 10 21 SW 9 17 WSW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
94% 96% 91% 76% 61% 59% 68% 85%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 21 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 8 12 NW 7 12 NW 7 11 E 6 13 SW 8 19 SW 11 22 WSW 11 19 WSW 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 88% 83% 65% 53% 52% 61% 77%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing 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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