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Glorious Goodwood 2017 weather forecast

Horse racing

Jockeys prefer the course conditions to be 'good'

Tue 1 Aug - Sat 5 Aug 2017

The annual Glorious Goodwood festival takes place between 1-5 August. During the five-day horse racing festival more than 100,000 people will visit Goodwood.
 

Some of the racing highlights of the festival include:

  • 1 August - The racing highlight of the first day is the Qatar Goodwood Cup, the festival's most popular and oldest race.
  • 2 August - The racing highlight on the second day will be the Qatar Sussex Stakes (British Championship Series), said to be one of the world's greatest mile-long horse races.
  • 3 August - Day three at Glorious Goodwood is Ladies' Day, the most glamorous day of the festival, so the course will be packed with celebrities showing off their designer hats. Highlights include three group races and the unique ladies celebrity race, the Magnolia Cup.
  • 4 August - There are several featured races on day four, including the Group 2 Qatar King George Stakes.
  • 5 August - The festival peaks on the final day with the Qatar Stewards Cup, one of the season's biggest handicaps.

Check the Goodwood Racecourse weather to see if the riders will have fine weather for Glorious Goodwood. 

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  • Heavy rain 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Heavy rain 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Light shower day 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Light shower day 19 °C

    13 °C

Friday (Friday 28 July 2017)
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Sunrise: 05:23 Sunset: 20:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 29 July 2017)
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SW 23 40 SW 22 38 SW 20 35 WSW 18 31 WSW 14 24 W 12 20 WSW 11 18 WSW 9 16 WSW 10 16 WSW 9 15 SW 9 16 SW 10 17 SW 10 18 SW 10 18 SSW 10 16 S 9 16 SSE 10 17 S 13 22 S 14 24 SSW 15 26 SSW 15 27 SSW 15 27 SW 14 25 SW 14 25
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 30 July 2017)
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13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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SW 14 25 SW 15 28 W 12 19 W 11 17 WSW 14 25 SW 18 33 SW 20 37 SW 18 30 SW 16 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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95% 95% 95% 93% 71% 67% 69% 77% 84%
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0 0 0 1 4 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 31 July 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
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WSW 15 23 SW 13 20 SW 12 18 SW 14 25 SW 16 29 SW 15 27 SW 11 20 SSW 8 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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88% 89% 88% 75% 69% 67% 72% 89%
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0 0 1 4 7 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 1 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny day Partly cloudy night
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SSW 7 9 S 6 9 SSW 7 10 SSW 8 16 SW 10 20 SW 12 22 SW 12 20 SW 11 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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93% 95% 93% 78% 70% 66% 73% 88%
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0 0 1 3 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 2 August 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
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SW 10 15 WSW 10 14 SW 10 15 SSW 13 23 SSW 15 27 SSW 15 26 SSW 14 24 SSW 15 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
92% 94% 91% 77% 71% 73% 79% 85%
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0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: First quarter
Thursday (Thursday 3 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
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Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 17 26 SW 17 26 SW 17 27 SW 17 29 SW 19 33 SW 17 31 SW 16 27 SW 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 92% 92% 86% 76% 74% 77% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:46 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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1-5 August - Check the Goodwood weather forecast before choosing your outfit for Glorious Goodwood.

On the day of the race the course officials will check the course conditions and inform the owners and jockeys. This information also helps those who have an interest in the race.

Owners will be looking for the course to be classed as 'good' which means the ground will be neither too hard or too soggy.

Weather forecasting and horse racing

Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at The Open University, helps to explain the nature of probability and how weather forecasting and horse racing are unlikely partners when it comes to beating the odds.

As one of the top two performing weather forecasting centres in the world, Met Office forecasts are highly valued. Continuing improvements in accuracy with, for example, four day forecasts today being as accurate as a one day forecast back in the 1980s, enable the public and society to take a wider range of weather related decisions with more confidence. The chaotic nature of weather does mean that there are unavoidable limitations to what we can predict. However, by calculating the confidence in a weather forecast we aim to give people a clear picture of any uncertainties.

For further information about the festival visit the  Glorious Goodwood official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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