Remembrance Sunday set to be chilly as Met Office shares weather update

Early weather signs indicate the possibility of a pleasant day for weather on Remembrance Sunday.

The day is one of the country's most important events in the calendar, where people up and down the nation mark their respect for those who died fighting in all wars.

Services take place up and down the UK and people observe a two-minute silence at 11pm, which was the time the armistice ending the First World War came into effect in 1918.

With so many people taking part in the day's proceedings, it is helpful to know whether the sun will be shining or if snow will be falling.

What will the weather be like on Remembrance Sunday?

The Met Office is not keen to offer any guarantees just yet, as the event is currently over five days away.

However, a spokesperson for the weather watcher told Daily Star that the UK can currently expect a period of high pressure on Sunday.

They said: "The UK can expect high pressure.

"There will likely be a chilly start with the possibility of fog, but this may well clear in the morning. If it does not, skies could be grey for most of the day."

Currently, there is only a small chance of rain, but weather may be most variable in the northwest of Scotland.

The temperature is believed to be around the November average, which averages a daily high of 10C.

Should fog remain, the temperature will likely remain one degree below the average.

What does this mean for Remembrance Sunday?

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It should be said that predicting the weather this far into the future is always difficult, so make no guarantees just yet as the UK weather is particularly changeable.

Hopefully, outdoor services and ceremonies will be unaffected by rain over most of the country. But it is winter and it is the UK, so bringing a waterproof coat is never a bad call.

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If you are thinking of attending the service at the cenotaph on Sunday, the government has published the following advice:

  • 08:00: Whitehall opens to the public. The public is advised that space is limited. Please allow time to clear the police security procedures and you are advised not to bring large bags.
  • 09:00: The Royal British Legion (TRBL) detachments form up on Horse Guards Parade and in Whitehall.
  • From 10:30: All detachments form up on the Cenotaph.
  • From 10:50: Participants process out onto the Cenotaph.
  • 11:00: National two minutes silence marked by the firing of guns from King’s Troop on Horse Guards Parade. Cenotaph Service commences.
  • 11:25: Cenotaph Service concludes and The Royal British Legion detachments disperse past the Cenotaph.

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