Bonfire Night celebrations cancelled across the UK due to Storm Ciaran

Storm Ciaran: Met Office forecasts continued disruption

Bonfire Night celebrations have been thrown into chaos after Storm Ciaran brought devastating gusts of 100mph and left thousands of homes without power.

Firework displays across the country have been called off as adverse weather conditions are set to continue over the next few days as the after-effects of the devastating Storm Ciaran rock the nation.

Six Guy Fawkes festivities have been called off in London, as well as displays in Manchester, Nottingham and Gravesend, and many more this Sunday.

Many councils have also said they will be cancelling their event due to budget cuts.

Speaking to, senior meteorologist for British Weather Services Jim Dale has said it is key to check the weather forecast before heading out, though many will need to bring their umbrellas if they hope to enjoy Bonfire Night outdoors.

Read more New flood warnings in place as 100,000 homes lose power after Storm Ciaran

He said: “Tonight, I’d say go and enjoy. We should expect just a few leftover showers here and there, but wrap up well, and for most take your wellies.”

However, the meteorologist added that tomorrow is a different story, with more rain and showers expected for many.

He said: “The rain is set to be long-lasting with brisk winds in the central southern and southeast of England with some local flooding also a possibility.

“The central belt of Scotland and the northeast of England should also see some evening rain and breezy weather.”

Mr Dale went on to say that Sunday evening will be breezy for many, and only bring a few showers for those in the west and south, adding: “To sum up – dress well, pick your moment, pick your place, and keep tabs on the forecasts and the radar!”

The threat of flooding remains high in the south of England as almost 90 flood warnings are in place with more than 235 flood alerts stretching up through the country.

The extreme weather looks set to bring downpours and strong winds to Scotland and parts of northern England today.

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Nearly 150,000 homes were left without power and by 4pm on Thursday, around 11,300 properties still had no electricity.

A Met Office yellow weather warning is in place in eastern Scotland, with the threat of difficult driving conditions, flooding and delays or cancellations to train and bus services, and a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “Hopefully the worst of it is now easing at it moves away.

“Ciaran is moving into the North Sea. It’s weakening. It is filling but it’s still bringing quite a blustery wind to many places.”

Full list of Bonfire Night celebrations cancelled: 

  • Heaton Park, Manchester
  • Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham
  • Big Boom, Norwich city centre
  • Glasgow Green
  • Gravesham, Gravesend
  • South Park, Darlington
  • London: Clissold Park, Hackney; Victoria Park, Hackney; Southwark Park, Southwark; Crystal Palace Park, Bromley; Kingsmeadow Fireworks, Kingston; Blackheath, Lewisham
  • Banff, Aberdeenshire
  • Stand Park Road, Chesterfield
  • Caistor, Lincolnshire
  • Saltwell, Gateshead.

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