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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.

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  • Cloudy 18 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    14 °C

Thursday (Thursday 21 September 2017)
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Warnings
Light shower day Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
40% 20% 40% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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SSW 9 16 SSW 9 17 SW 8 15 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 14 W 6 12 WNW 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G
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75% 75% 80% 80% 81% 79% 81%
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1 1
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 September 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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WNW 5 9 WNW 4 9 WNW 4 8 WNW 3 7 W 4 7 W 3 6 W 3 6 WSW 3 5 WSW 3 6 WSW 3 6 SW 3 6 SW 4 8 SW 5 10 SW 6 11 SW 6 12 SW 7 14 SW 8 16 SW 8 16 SW 8 16 SW 8 16 SW 8 15 SW 7 15 SW 6 14 SSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G M M M M G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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82% 81% 80% 79% 81% 83% 83% 85% 84% 79% 72% 61% 53% 50% 46% 45% 44% 46% 48% 53% 58% 63% 66% 68%
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1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 23 September 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 14 °
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14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 13 °
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SSW 5 11 SSW 5 12 S 5 11 S 4 11 SSE 6 12 SSE 6 14 SSE 7 15 SSE 6 14 ESE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
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70% 72% 73% 74% 69% 55% 48% 51% 68%
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1 2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 18:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 24 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 15 ° 20 ° 21 ° 18 ° 16 °
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ESE 6 12 ESE 6 11 ESE 5 10 ESE 6 14 SE 8 18 SSE 8 17 SE 6 13 ESE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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77% 80% 87% 78% 57% 52% 65% 79%
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1 2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 25 September 2017)
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
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
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E 5 10 E 5 10 ENE 5 10 ENE 6 12 E 7 14 ENE 7 15 ENE 6 13 NE 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G VG VG VG G
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83% 87% 89% 85% 73% 66% 76% 85%
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1 1 3 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
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14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
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NE 5 10 NE 5 9 NE 5 9 ENE 6 12 SSW 6 15 E 7 15 ESE 6 13 ESE 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 93% 94% 87% 72% 64% 71% 82%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
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14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 5 9 ESE 5 9 ESE 5 10 SE 6 13 SSE 8 18 SSE 9 18 SSE 8 16 SE 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 90% 91% 84% 68% 65% 71% 79%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 18:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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