Noise level of Fireworks

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd January 2021.

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A constituent would like to know: were noise levels monitored and how much quieter were the drone displays?

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Given the short duration of the show, and that it was held over a number of different locations, sound levels were not monitored. However, as you will be aware drones are significantly quieter than fireworks.

The fireworks in the show were reduced to around a third of previous years’ displays and so created a lower sound impact overall when compared to previous New Year’s Eve events.