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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.

  • Light shower day 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Heavy shower day 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    4 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    4 °C

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    4 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 April 2018)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light shower day Heavy rain Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
40% 90% 10% 40% 30% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 15 20 W 12 18 WSW 10 17 SW 12 22 SW 11 20 WSW 10 18 WSW 8 15 WSW 8 16 SW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
68% 74% 76% 78% 81% 81% 81% 84% 87%
UV index
3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:51 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 April 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 Light shower night Cloudy Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night
10% 30% 10% 30% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 30% 30% 40% 50% 40% 40% 40% 30% 40% 30% 30% 30% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 17 WSW 9 18 SW 8 17 SW 9 18 SW 10 20 SW 11 21 SW 12 24 SW 13 26 SW 14 27 WSW 13 25 WSW 14 29 WSW 15 29 WSW 15 29 WSW 15 30 WSW 15 30 WSW 14 28 WSW 14 27 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 26 WSW 12 22 WSW 13 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG
Humidity
88% 88% 88% 88% 88% 88% 88% 88% 85% 82% 81% 78% 76% 73% 70% 72% 65% 67% 70% 72% 75% 79% 81% 83%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Thursday (Thursday 26 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
30% 30% 40% 40% 70% 50% 50% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 13 26 WSW 13 27 SW 14 27 SW 15 31 WSW 14 28 W 16 33 W 17 35 W 13 27 WSW 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G VG G VG VG
Humidity
84% 83% 84% 86% 85% 76% 72% 74% 84%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 20:45 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 27 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 15 SW 6 11 SW 5 10 W 6 14 NW 7 17 NW 8 18 NNW 8 16 NW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
88% 91% 91% 73% 63% 60% 67% 81%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 28 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 5 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 9 NW 5 9 ENE 5 9 N 7 15 N 7 17 N 7 17 N 7 16 NE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M G G G G G
Humidity
89% 92% 92% 79% 67% 65% 69% 80%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 29 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 7 ° 8 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 6 12 ENE 6 12 ENE 7 15 ENE 10 21 ENE 11 23 NE 11 23 ENE 10 20 ENE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 89% 90% 76% 63% 59% 63% 77%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: Full
Monday (Monday 30 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 7 14 ENE 7 13 ENE 6 13 NNE 8 18 N 9 21 NNE 9 21 NNW 9 18 N 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 88% 87% 73% 62% 61% 64% 77%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: Full
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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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