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Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival

Sun 26 AugTue 28 Aug 2018

Traditionally taking place on the August Bank Holiday, the 2018 Notting Hill Carnival will take place on 26-28 August.

26 - Panorama (6 - 10pm)

A fabulous, free open air evening for the entire family, steel band lovers, general music lovers or anyone looking to enjoy a great evening in a Caribbean style atmosphere.

27 - Sunday Parade / A Family Day; (9am - 8.30pm)

A jubilant Children Parade as they showcase their flamboyant costumes dancing along the carnival route to the hypnotic rhythms provided by the mobile sound systems or steel bands.

28 - Monday Parade/ The Grand Finale (9am - 8.30pm)

The Grand finale showcasing a sea of vibrant colours as 60 bands in magnificent costumes dance to the tantalizing rhythms of the mobile sound systems or steel bands.

Organisers and spectators will be hoping for some Caribbean style weather to add to the party atmosphere. Check the Kensington weather forecast before joining the party in West London.

Check the Kensington weather forecast if you are planning on attending this year's Notting Hill Carnival.

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    17 °C

  • Heavy rain 20 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 25 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 24 °C

    16 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 15 August 2018)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 12 23 SW 11 22 SW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G
Humidity
71% 74% 77%
UV index
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 16 August 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 80% 80% 90% 90% 90% 70% 40% 30% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 10 20 SW 10 19 SW 10 21 SW 11 22 SW 10 20 SW 10 23 SSW 10 22 SSW 10 20 SSW 11 23 SSW 11 23 SW 12 23 SW 10 20 WSW 9 17 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 15 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 12 SW 7 13 SW 7 13 SW 7 14 WSW 7 15 WSW 7 15 W 7 15 W 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG G VG G G VG G M M M P M G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 80% 80% 80% 82% 81% 82% 81% 78% 75% 77% 79% 85% 87% 83% 80% 75% 69% 64% 57% 58% 61% 63% 65%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:22 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 17 August 2018)
00:00 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 intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 21 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 15 W 6 13 W 4 10 WSW 5 9 W 6 11 WSW 9 20 W 11 23 W 10 22 WSW 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 72% 81% 84% 67% 44% 43% 48% 61%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:49 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 18 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 9 19 SW 9 19 SW 9 19 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 9 20 WSW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 78% 82% 75% 64% 54% 59% 72%
UV index
1 2 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:50 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 19 August 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
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 13 SW 6 13 SW 7 16 SW 10 23 SW 12 27 SW 13 27 WSW 11 24 WSW 9 19
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% 87% 88% 80% 72% 68% 71% 78%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 20 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 17 W 7 15 W 7 14 W 8 16 W 8 18 W 8 18 W 7 17 WNW 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 85% 86% 80% 65% 55% 55% 64%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:14 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 August 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 12 WNW 5 11 W 5 10 WSW 6 13 WSW 7 17 W 8 19 W 8 18 W 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 80% 83% 76% 62% 54% 55% 63%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:12 Moon phase: First quarter
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26-28 August - Check the forecast for Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest carnival of its kind in Europe.

When it comes to carnivals, few can rival the world famous Notting Hill Carnival. Held since 1964, the carnival is the undoubted highlight for much of the West London community, attracting more than one million people every year.

Since becoming an annual event in 1965, the Notting Hill Carnival has since grown to become the second biggest street festival in the world - bettered only by the Rio Carnival in Brazil.

The event is led by members of the West Indian community to bring the entire community of Notting Hill and beyond together in celebration of music, dancing, colour and food. First held in 1959, just a year after the Notting Hill riots, the carnival has been transformed from a small indoor event into one that generates an estimated £93m for the London economy.

But what brings more than a million people to the Notting Hill carnival? Well, there is the attraction of more than 20 miles of some of the most vibrant, colourful and outlandish costumes that you will ever see, as well as some fantastic food stalls and cool Caribbean music (including those iconic steel drums). The Notting Hill Carnival has, throughout its history, retained a Caribbean flavour but the 40,000 volunteers work hard to make this an event for people from all walks of life.

For more information about the festival visit the  Notting Hill Carnival website.

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