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St George's Day 2017 weather forecast

Happy St George's Day

Sun 23 Apr 2017

England's patron saint is celebrated on St. George's Day on the 23 April each year.

Celebrations are held in several places across England with parades and traditional English pastimes such as Morris dancing and Punch & Judy.

In London, the Feast of St George will take place in Trafalgar Square where there will be 'traditional English food, family activities, music and more' and a series of events will also take place in Birmingham.

Events will be held in many places across England. Check out our weather forecasts for London and Birmingham on our UK forecast pages. If you're planning celebrations for St. George's Day, check your local local weather forecast.

Back to the events calendar.

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  • Sunny day 13 °C

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  • Sunny intervals 8 °C

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  • Cloudy 10 °C

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Wednesday (Wednesday 22 November 2017)
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SSW 14 30 SSW 15 32 SSW 15 33 SSW 15 34 SSW 19 39 SSW 15 34 SSW 16 36 SSW 17 38 SSW 17 38 SSW 16 37 SSW 17 39 SSW 16 37 SSW 17 37 SSW 17 39 SSW 19 43
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Sunrise: 07:30 Sunset: 16:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 23 November 2017)
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SSW 19 43 SSW 17 40 SSW 19 42 SSW 18 41 SSW 17 38 SW 14 33 SW 14 32 WSW 14 31 WSW 13 30 WSW 15 32 WSW 14 30 WSW 16 33 WSW 16 34 WSW 16 35 WSW 16 35 SW 14 32 SW 13 28 SW 12 27 SW 10 24 SW 9 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 7 15 W 6 12 W 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G M M
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78% 78% 80% 84% 86% 85% 85% 82% 73% 63% 61% 57% 51% 50% 48% 50% 53% 56% 57% 59% 65% 73% 81% 81%
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Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 16:02 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 24 November 2017)
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Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
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Sunrise: 07:33 Sunset: 16:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 25 November 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5%
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84% 84% 84% 82% 71% 64% 71% 76%
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Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 16:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 26 November 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
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W 9 21 W 9 21 W 9 21 W 9 20 WNW 10 23 W 10 23 W 9 20 WSW 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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79% 82% 83% 82% 69% 63% 72% 77%
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Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 15:59 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 27 November 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
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6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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WSW 9 19 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 20 SW 11 23 WSW 12 24 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G G
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83% 86% 87% 88% 84% 82% 84% 84%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:37 Sunset: 15:58 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 28 November 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
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W 10 21 W 10 20 W 10 20 W 10 20 WNW 11 22 WNW 11 22 WNW 10 21 WNW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
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85% 85% 86% 84% 78% 75% 79% 82%
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1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: First quarter
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23 April - How will you be celebrating St George's Day? Check your local forecast.

Who was St George?

St George was a Roman soldier who was born in Turkey and thought to have lived between the 2nd and 3rd centuries. 

Both of George's parents were Christians and George protested against Rome's persecution of Christians. George was imprisoned and beaten for his beliefs and was later beheaded. His body was returned to Israel, where he had been raised by his mother. As news spread of his death he soon became known as a martyr within the Christian community. 

George was made a saint by the middle of the 4th century but it took until 1222 for the story of St George to reach England where his name was brought back by those fighting abroad. 

It is thought that George was officially made the patron saint of England after England won the battle of Agincourt in 1415. 

St George and the dragon

The most famous story of St George is his encounter with the dragon. There are many versions of the myth but common threads in all stories include:

  1. A town terrorised by a dragon.
  2. A princess captured by the dragon.
  3. George hearing of the kidnap and riding to the town.
  4. George slaying the dragon and saving the princess.

The history surrounding the life and stories of St George are known throughout the world and he is not only patron saint of England but of a number of other countries too. His history has been told in a number of different ways as his life was not documented until the 12th century.  

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