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The Royal wedding 2018

Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle

Sat 19 May 2018

The Royal wedding 2018 service will begin at St George's Chapel at midday and will be conducted by the Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner. The Most Revd. and Rt Hon. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows.

At 1pm, following the service, the couple will travel around Windsor in a horse-drawn carriage, providing an opportunity for members of the public to see them and join in with the celebrations.

Latest weather forecast for the Royal wedding

Windsor

The weather for Windsor on Saturday is looking ideal for the wedding, and our forecasters are confident that there will be no rain to spoil the proceedings.

The day will be sunny throughout with plenty of blue sky and just the odd fair weather cloud here or there. However with the sunshine comes high UV levels, so it is important to protect yourself against sunburn. If you suffer from hay fever, pollen levels are likely to be moderate on the day.

The day will start chilly, with temperatures first thing around 8 Celsius for anyone who arrives early. During the afternoon, the temperature will reach a much warmer 21-22 Celsius.

Keep up to date with the latest info on this webpage, our Twitter feed, and for an hour-by-hour temperature forecast, on our mobile app.

Rest of the UK

If you are attending a street party or garden party elsewhere in the UK on Saturday, it looks like there will be plenty of warm sunny spells for all.

Northern Ireland and western Scotland: Some thin, high cloud, making the sunshine hazy at times but it will still be a bright day.England, Wales and eastern Scotland: Fine and sunny through the day with little in the way of cloud.

UV levels are likely to be high, so again, protection from the sun would be advisable, and if you suffer from hay fever, the pollen levels will be moderate.

Weather extremes for the Windsor area on 19 May

  • Warmest - 1952 - 26.7C
  • Coldest - 1955 - 11.7C
  • Wettest - 1960 - 16.6mm of rain

(Based on stats for Heathrow, which is the nearest observation station).

What was the weather like for other Royal Weddings?

Prince William and and Kate Middleton (29 April 2011): warm and dry (20.3C Heathrow, 19.2C Reading) but quite cloudy. 

Prince Charles and Lady Diana (29 July 1981): dry, sunny and moderately warm (24C at Heathrow and 22.8C at Reading) with just over 10 hours of sunshine.

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip (November 1947): mild, dry and cloudy (14.2C), no sunshine or rainfall recorded.

Guidance for the day

If you are going to be joining the thousands heading to Windsor for the Royal Wedding you are being urged to plan ahead: dress for the weather, pre-plan your journey, if driving book your car parking in advance, plan your refreshment. Make sure you arrive early to get a good space in the town centre or on the Long Walk.

Visitors to the Windsor town should expect to see plenty of police officers, both armed and unarmed, search dogs and the mounted police along with a broad range of visible security measures. Once you arrive in Windsor there will a screening and search points so it is important to allocate plenty of time to get through these checks.

To find out more about the event, visit the Royal Wedding official website.

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Thursday (Thursday 24 May 2018)
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Sunrise: 04:59 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 25 May 2018)
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Sunrise: 04:58 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 26 May 2018)
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Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 5 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 27 May 2018)
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1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 28 May 2018)
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1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 4 Pollen: M
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 May 2018)
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86% 90% 89% 81% 70% 65% 69% 80%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 30 May 2018)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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88% 92% 91% 84% 75% 70% 71% 82%
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1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:07 Moon phase: Full
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