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Tour of Britain 2018 weather forecast

Tour of Britain

Sun 2 SepSun 9 Sep 2018

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 2 - 9 September

On Sunday 2 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 19 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    14 °C

Monday (Monday 16 July 2018)
Now 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
Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 90% 90% 90% 80% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 6 9 S 6 11 S 5 10 S 6 12 SSW 6 12 WSW 9 14 W 9 15 W 9 15 W 7 13 W 7 12 W 7 13 WSW 8 14 WSW 8 15 WSW 8 15 WSW 9 17 WSW 10 17 W 9 16 WSW 9 17 WSW 9 16 W 9 15 W 8 15 W 7 13 W 6 11 W 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG M M G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 88% 88% 91% 91% 92% 87% 82% 80% 77% 72% 67% 61% 58% 58% 57% 55% 54% 56% 57% 60% 63% 66% 69%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 17 July 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 5 9 W 5 9 W 5 10 W 5 10 W 6 12 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 18 WSW 8 17 WSW 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
73% 74% 78% 79% 66% 56% 52% 54% 68%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Wednesday (Wednesday 18 July 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 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 3 6 SSE 3 6 S 5 9 WSW 7 17 WSW 9 21 W 10 22 W 8 18 W 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 83% 81% 71% 63% 58% 57% 70%
UV index
1 4 5 4 1
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Thursday (Thursday 19 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 11 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 4 8 SW 3 6 WSW 4 8 W 6 14 WSW 8 18 WSW 9 21 W 8 17 WSW 7 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 87% 84% 67% 59% 60% 64% 75%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:58 Sunset: 21:47 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 20 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 7 14 SW 8 16 SSW 8 17 W 9 19 W 9 21 WNW 9 21 WNW 9 19 W 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 89% 90% 84% 78% 72% 73% 82%
UV index
1 3 4 3 1
Sunrise: 05:00 Sunset: 21:46 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 21 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 W 7 14 W 8 17 W 10 22 W 11 23 WSW 11 22 WSW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG G G G G
Humidity
87% 89% 87% 82% 78% 78% 81% 86%
UV index
1 2 4 3 1
Sunrise: 05:02 Sunset: 21:44 Moon phase: First quarter
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2-9 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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