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Tour of Britain 2017 weather forecast

Tour of Britain

Sun 3 SepSun 10 Sep 2017

Britain's answer to the Tour de France will stretch the length of the country this September, as the Tour of Britain gets underway between the 3-10 September.

On Sunday 3 September, some of the world's leading cyclists will gather on Edinburgh's Royal Mile to embark on a gruelling eight day tour that will take them the length and breadth of Britain. 

The 20 teams will cover a distance of 1312 km across the UK to then finally reach Cardiff on the eighth and final stage of The Tour on Sunday 10 September.

The weather will play a major role as the competitors cross the UK, keep an eye on the forecast for each of the stages if you are going to cheer on the riders.

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    6 °C

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Heavy shower day 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Light shower day 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 5 °C

    3 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Light rain 9 °C

    5 °C

Monday (Monday 22 January 2018)
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Warnings
Light rain Heavy shower night Heavy rain Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Overcast Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
60% 60% 80% <5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 21 SW 5 14 W 9 22 W 6 16 SSW 5 13 WSW 5 15 SW 7 20 WSW 9 22 WSW 11 25 WSW 12 26 WSW 12 27 WSW 12 26 WSW 15 29 WSW 14 28 WSW 12 25 WSW 12 25 WSW 10 23 SW 10 21 SW 10 22 SW 11 22 SW 10 22 SSW 10 22 SSW 11 23 SSW 10 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M G M G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
98% 97% 94% 93% 94% 93% 89% 89% 87% 87% 87% 83% 82% 80% 82% 82% 84% 86% 87% 88% 88% 87% 86% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:29 Sunset: 16:29 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 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
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 60% 80% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 70% 40% 40% 20% 50% 40% 40% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 23 SSW 12 27 SSW 11 24 S 11 23 S 10 21 S 11 24 S 11 23 S 13 27 S 14 29 SSW 17 35 SSW 16 34 SW 17 35 SW 17 35 SW 17 34 SW 17 34 SW 19 38 WSW 17 36 SW 17 36 SW 16 35 SW 14 31 SW 15 32 SW 13 25 SSW 13 26 SSW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G G M M M VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 86% 88% 89% 89% 90% 91% 93% 92% 91% 89% 87% 86% 84% 82% 81% 78% 75% 77% 78% 78% 78% 80% 81%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 16:31 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy shower night Light shower day Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Light shower night Cloudy
50% 90% 60% 40% 20% 60% 40% 20%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 11 21 S 19 41 SW 23 47 SW 21 42 SW 21 43 SW 19 39 SW 17 35 SW 17 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG M VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 85% 78% 77% 75% 78% 80% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Clear night Clear night
40% 10% 20% 20% 10% 30% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 °
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0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 17 34 SW 15 30 SW 13 26 SW 10 20 SW 9 17 WNW 8 16 WNW 8 15 W 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 84% 86% 83% 80% 86% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 20% 30% 20%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 4 ° 5 ° 3 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 0 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 7 13 W 7 12 W 6 11 SW 5 10 SW 6 13 SW 8 16 S 9 17 SSW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG M M VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
88% 87% 89% 90% 84% 84% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:23 Sunset: 16:37 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
20% 20% 50% 20% 60% 60% 60% 50%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 °
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1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 20 SSW 11 22 SSW 11 22 SW 12 24 SW 14 28 SW 15 31 SW 16 33 WSW 17 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 90% 91% 91% 89% 89% 89% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:21 Sunset: 16:39 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 28 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast
50% 50% 20% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 18 36 WSW 17 34 WSW 17 33 WSW 16 33 WSW 16 33 WSW 15 31 WSW 14 29 WSW 15 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG G G G G VG
Humidity Expand
85% 85% 84% 84% 84% 85% 87% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:19 Sunset: 16:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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3-10 September - Check the weather forecast if you are cheering on the riders in the Tour of Britain cycle race.

The Tour of Britain is the country's largest annual free-to-spectate sporting event and dates back to just after the Second World War. However, the Tour of Britain as it is known today first took place in 2004; when it took place over five days in early September.

The weather is an important aspect of cycling, particularly that of competitive road cycling. Wet weather can slow you down and poses as a danger as there is much less grip on the roads and the rain may distort a cyclist's vision. This event in particular will require good weather due to the masses of competitors, so it will be much safer in good conditions.

To check the daily routes for each stage, visit the Tour of Britain official website.

Back to the events calendar.

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