Southend fireworks: weather warning sees display CANCELED
Tonight’s event was canceled after strong winds were forecast by the Met Office.
A spokesperson for the Southend Business Improvement District, which funds the exhibits, said: “We are sad to announce that the first of Southend’s iconic fireworks, due to take place on Saturday October 2, has been canceled in due to forecast winds of 40 to 50 mph.
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“This would be dangerous weather and, as always, public safety is our top priority; these conditions would be dangerous for the operators, while those present would be in danger.
“Our fireworks are beloved events and although we are disappointed, we look forward to holding our next fireworks in safer weather conditions. Our sincere apologies to those who have been inconvenienced by this, we hope welcome many enthusiastic visitors over the coming weeks. ”
We are sad to announce that the first of Southend’s iconic fireworks, which was scheduled to take place tonight (October 2), has been canceled due to forecast winds of 40-60 mph.
– Southend BID (@southendbid) October 2, 2021