Red Arrows in Portsmouth: Route, Timings, weather forecast, where to see them in Portsmouth, Gosport and Hayling Island

THE route the Red Arrows will be taking when they fly over Portsmouth has been revealed.

By Matthew Mohan-Hickson
Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 3:09 pm

The RAF’s display team will be visible over the city this evening.

SkyScanWorld reported there is a notice to airmen (NOTAM) in place from October 20 to October 21.

It will be the Red Arrows first visit to Portsmouth since wowing the crowds during the D-Day 75 celebrations in 2019.

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The Red Arrows are taking part in a short display over Portsmouth in support of Pacific Future Forum event on the HMS Prince of Wales.

Here’s all you need to know:

Timings for the display

D-Day 75 Red Arrows Southsea. Picture: Amanda Morby

They will leave Bournemouth at 5.34pm and the display is scheduled to take place at 5.48pm, then the planes are expected to arrive back at Bournemouth at 6.13pm.

Timings are subject to weather and other requirements.

If the display is unable to take place tomorrow it will take place on Thursday afternoon instead.

What is the route?

D-Day 75 event in Portsmouth red arrows and crowds. Picture: Mia Curtis-Mays

Here is the full route the Red Arrows will be taking according to Military Airshows:

- Bournemouth – 5.34pm

- S of Bournemouth – 5.36pm

- oversea – 5.37pm

Red Arrows fly over Southsea Common in 2019. Picture: Chris Moorhouse (050619-67)

- S of St Catherine’s point – 5.40pm

- oversea – 5.42pm

- oversea – 5.43pm

- N of Bognor Regis – 5.45pm

- vicinity of Hayling Island – 5.47pm

- Portsmouth display – 5.48pm

- W of Lee-on-the-Solent – 6.08pm

- NE of Thorney Hill – 6.10pm

- Bournemouth – 6.13pm

What direction will the Red Arrows be flying in from

The famous aircrafts will be flying in from the east, over Hayling Island.

They will be leaving to the west, flying over Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent.

Where will they fly over in Portsmouth?

The jets will definitely be flying over the navy base and the harbour – as that is where HMS Prince of Wales currently is.

What will the weather be like?

An initial yellow weather warning was in place for thunderstorms in Portsmouth, but it expires at noon.

However a new alert for rain has been issued and comes into force at 4pm.

But the Met Office is predicting sunny spells mixed with cloudy weather between 5pm and 6pm tonight.

With rain expected later in the evening in Portsmouth.

The Red Arrows recently returned from doing a display in Dubai – and made an appearance at the Goodwood Festival earlier in the summer.

Will you be trying to catch a glimpse of the famous aircrafts?

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