Today's weather and shore based events in Cowes

Today we’re expecting long sunny intervals with some high and medium level clouds. The maximum temperature in Cowes is expected to be 24 degrees. The seawater temperature reported at Brambles Post is 21 degrees, with 18.6 reported in the Channel.

Expected wind
06:00 – 09:00 N-NW 3 to 8 knots
09:00 – 12:00 N-NW 5 to 10 for a time and then easing
12:00 – 15:00 NW 5-10 with a 70% chance of the wind dropping and a sea breeze developing SW (SE in the eastern Solent)
15:00 – 18:00 SW sea breeze 8 to 13 knots, easing later.

Outlook for Friday evening and the fireworks is a light NW breeze at under 10 knots and a mainly clear sky.

Tonight sees the traditional Friday night fireworks display, one of the highlights of Skandia Cowes Week. The display can be seen as far away as Poole in the West and Chichester in the East. On shore the best vantage points are Cowes Parade, Castle Hill, Princes Green as far as Egypt Point, East Cowes seafront and the grounds of Northwood House.

The display starts at 21:30, but tens of thousands of people will be gathering from late afternoon – so grab your spot early.