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St George's Day 2018 weather forecast

Happy St George's Day

Mon 23 Apr 2018

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.

  • Cloudy 25 °C

    17 °C

  • Heavy rain 20 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °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 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 12 24 SW 12 23 SW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G
Humidity
70% 73% 76%
UV index
Sunrise: 05:45 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 Cloudy Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 80% 80% 90% ≥95% 90% 70% 40% 30% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 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 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 11 20 SW 10 21 SW 10 21 SW 10 22 SW 10 20 SW 10 22 SSW 10 22 SSW 10 21 SSW 11 23 SW 11 23 SW 12 24 SW 10 20 WSW 9 18 WSW 8 16 WSW 7 14 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 WSW 7 13 SW 7 14 SW 7 14 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 14 W 7 15 W 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG G G G M P M G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 79% 78% 78% 81% 79% 81% 80% 76% 73% 73% 76% 83% 86% 83% 79% 75% 69% 64% 56% 57% 60% 62% 64%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 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 Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 14 ° 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 12 WSW 9 19 W 10 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
67% 70% 79% 83% 66% 44% 42% 48% 60%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 05:48 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 Cloudy 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 ° 19 ° 22 ° 23 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 9 19 SW 9 19 SW 9 19 WSW 11 23 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 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% 55% 58% 71%
UV index
1 3 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 ° 20 °
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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 SSW 7 16 SW 10 22 SW 12 26 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
82% 87% 88% 80% 72% 68% 71% 77%
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 Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 17 W 7 15 W 7 15 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% 87% 80% 65% 55% 54% 64%
UV index
1 3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 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)
19 ° 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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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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