Bonfire Night 2022: Met Office weather forecast for Newcastle fireworks displays and events

A weather report for Bonfire Night as Newcastle gets hit by 40mph winds
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Thousands of people all over the UK are gearing up to celebrate Bonfire Night. Bumper crowds are expected to celebrate the night, as it falls on a Saturday this year, allowing more people the chance to get out for Guy Fawkes night in Newcastle.

Something that can threaten to ruin Bonfire Night and cancel some planned events can be the weather. October was a poor month weather wise, with clouds and grey skies the norm for the month, and people will be hoping we have a more favourable November.

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Currently, there is a yellow weather warning for wind in Newcastle, as wind speeds of up to 40mph batter the city. Luckily, the weather warning will have expired by the time Bonfire Night rolls around.

And a week of regular bad weather in the North East looks set to continue, according to the latest Met Office weather forecast. The forecast for Bonfire Night (November 5) is cloudy, which will turn into light rain by lunchtime.

However, despite a bleak forecast, the Met Office describes the rain as ‘light’. This is unlikely to cause any major disruptions to planned events and firework displays in Newcastle.

Met Office weather forecast for Bonfire Night

Thursday, November 4

A mainly dry, bright start away from western hills where some showers may linger. Otherwise a day of sunny spells and a few isolated afternoon showers.

Light winds and maximum temperature 11 °C.

Mostly fine, bright on Friday with mainly light winds. Cloudier with occasional rain Saturday.

Risk of early fog Sunday, then a mix of sunny spells and showers. Temperatures near normal.

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