Cosham fireworks 2018: Hour-by-hour weather forecast ahead of this evening’s display 

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The annual King George V playing fields firework display is set to take place in Portsmouth tonight. 

But with the weather starting out rainy and damp in the city today (November 7) will that put a damper on the event? 

Cosham fireworks from Portsdown Hill. Picture: Tracy Goddard, Waterlooville.''''''T.G.Photography(c).'tgoddard4578@gmail.com

Cosham fireworks from Portsdown Hill. Picture: Tracy Goddard, Waterlooville.''''''T.G.Photography(c).'tgoddard4578@gmail.com

With the display opening at 4pm and the bonfire being lit at 7pm and the fireworks beginning at 7.30pm – so will you need to bring a rain coat?

Here’s what the Met Office hour by hour forecast says: 

3pm – heavy rain – 12C

4pm – heavy rain – 12C

5pm – light rain showers – 12C

6pm – cloudy – 12C

7pm – cloudy 12C

8pm – cloudy – 11C

9pm – partly cloudy – 10C

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Do you need tickets? 

The firework display is free – so you won't need to purchase tickets. 

Cllr Steve Pitt, cabinet member for culture, leisure and sport, said:  ‘Our free annual fireworks display is always really popular and attracts lots of people from across the city. 

‘Arrive early, bring your friends and family and enjoy the evening and the display.’ 

What about parking? 

The display, funded by Portsmouth City Council always draws the crowds so please avoid driving if possible although parking is available at Lakeside.

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Please follow the advice from marshals and use the underpass from Lakeside to the event site to avoid crossing Western Road. 

Visitors are also asked not to bring their own fireworks or sparklers to the display, as these are not permitted on site, as they are a health and safety risk.