What's the latest Bonfire Night weather forecast for the UK?

Here's how the weather's looking in your area on November 5, Guy Fawkes' Night.

What is the weather forecast for Bonfire Night?

Bonfire Night is set to be a night to remember for most of the UK, as light winds and milder temperatures ensure families will comfortably enjoy seeing the skies light up.

According to Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall, Guy Fawkes' Night will be a relatively nice one for most the UK.

Speaking to the Sun Online, he said: "Monday night will not look too bad for most of the UK, with no troublesome strong winds.

"Some showers will be around for Northern Ireland, Western Scotland and Northern England  but these will be patchy and most likely will fizzle out by early evening.

"Most places will be dry with light winds coming in from the south, so not bitterly cold and definitely milder than recent nights have been."

Hurricane Oscar's effects were felt across parts of the UK on Saturday, with some rain showers in parts of Cornwall, Devon and South West Wales.

This weather pattern is likely to repeat itself there on Monday night with some heavy showers but will fizzle out by Monday evening.


  • Scotland: MAX 12C MIN 7C
  • Northern England: MAX 12C MIN 8C
  • Southern England: MAX 16C MIN 9C
  • Wales: MAX 15C MIN 9C
  • Northern Ireland: MAX 12C MIN 8C

What is it going to be like for the rest of the week?

Winds will pick up again from Tuesday evening, remaining windy throughout the rest of the working week and possibly into the following weekend, with low pressure dominating.

Wet weather is set to make its way back from the west on Wednesday, unfortunately in time for the Diwali celebrations, with some strong to gale force winds.

The heavy wet weather will linger for a while, taking a few days to clear away.

Why do we celebrate Bonfire Night?

Bonfire Night marks the anniversary of an attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605.

This was called the Gunpowder Plot and had been organised by Catholic conspirators.

The 'Guy' traditionally used on top of bonfires is a doll-like figure that signifies a man who was part of the plot – Guy Fawkes.

The night is now celebrated in the UK by the lighting of bonfires, the burning of "Guys" and the setting off of fireworks.

They are powered by gunpowder, representing the explosives that were never used.

The only place in the UK that does not celebrate the day is Fawkes' former school, St Peter's in York.

They refuse to burn a "Guy" out of respect for one of their own.

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