A fireworks display and carnival to be held in town tonight has been canceled due to bad weather.
The annual amusement and fireworks display at Preston Park, Brighton normally draws 10,000 visitors.
Due to forecast weather conditions, the team organizing the fireworks have advised Brighton and Hove City Council to cancel the exhibition and fair due to forecast wind speeds.
Brighton will see winds of up to 44mph tonight.
A spokesman for the council said: “The fireworks display in Preston Park due to take place tonight has been cancelled.
“Given the forecast weather conditions, the safety advice from the team organizing the fireworks is that they cannot safely fire the display at the forecast wind speeds.
“As far as we are aware, no alternative date has been set at this time.”
The event’s fair, with several food and drink stalls, should be open to visitors from 4:00 p.m.
The fireworks, which are free to attend, were scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.
The exhibition was canceled in 2019 due to bad weather.
Yesterday a yellow weather warning was issued for wind from midnight to 8am.
Strong winds continued throughout the day.
There is also a yellow weather warning for rain from midnight tonight until 3pm tomorrow.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23095322.preston-park-fireworks-display-brighton-cancelled/?ref=rss Fireworks at Preston Park in Brighton cancelled