So New Year’s Eve is here and that means fireworks. I’ve always loved the idea of watching fireworks displays but tend to get a bit bored after five minutes. For me the real fun has always been holding your own display - whilst obviously being safe.
It got me wondering what the best weather conditions are and whether tonight will be perfect for fabulous fireworks or a damp squib.
According tothe website waow.com there are four key weather factors – so here they are, followed by what it will be like tonight:
We’ve seen gusts over 40mph today but by the time we get to midnight the wind should have dropped to around 10mph. Plenty to blow the smoke away but hopefully not too much to blow the rockets off course.
The rain we’re seeing today is the effect of an approaching cold front. By midnight we will be into that colder drier air which has come down from the North West. As a result the air will be less humid and should make for some bright coloured displays.
Well for those of us watching the good news is the rain will have cleared the Kent coastline by 9pm.
There’s just the chance of a few light showers in the north of the patch. It is going to be getting chillier though.
As we move into cooler air from the north temperatures will drop overnight to around three or four degrees.
It goes without saying this is not a problem – after all the heavy rain ground is at saturation point. The only challenge might be getting stuck in the mud after standing outside to watch.
I hope you all have a fantastic (and safe) New Year’s Eve.
I’ll see you in 2013