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IAAF World Championships London 2017 weather forecast

Olympic park London

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Fri 4 AugSun 13 Aug 2017

The IAAF World Championships 2017 will see the world’s best track and field athletes return to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 4-13 August, for the biggest global sporting event of the year. Over 660,000 tickets have been sold for the championships, which are set to achieve the highest ever attendance.

Thousands of fans will visit to to see Usain Bolt race in the 100m for the last time, as well as Mo Farah’s final race over 10,000m on opening night.

  • Light rain 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Overcast 20 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    18 °C

  • Cloudy 25 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    15 °C

Sunday (Sunday 20 August 2017)
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Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
<5% <5% 10% 80% 90% 70% 90% 90%
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20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 °
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18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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WSW 10 13 WSW 8 12 WSW 8 14 SW 11 19 SW 10 18 SW 8 14 SSW 7 13 S 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G M G G M
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47% 43% 45% 62% 76% 74% 76% 86%
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2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:13 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 August 2017)
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Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
90% 90% 80% 60% 60% 60% 50% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 5 9 SE 6 11 SE 6 12 ESE 6 12 ESE 6 13 ESE 6 11 ESE 5 10 SE 4 7 SE 3 5 ENE 3 5 ENE 3 5 E 3 5 WSW 3 6 SSE 3 6 WSW 3 6 S 3 6 S 3 6 SSE 3 6 SSE 3 6 SSE 3 6 SSE 4 8 SE 4 8 SSE 4 7 SE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G G G G M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 93% 93% 94% 94% 95% 95% 95% 94% 92% 90% 87% 84% 80% 77% 76% 75% 75% 75% 77% 79% 81% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:11 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
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19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 °
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19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 °
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SE 4 8 SE 4 8 SSE 3 6 SSE 3 5 SE 3 6 SE 5 11 ESE 7 15 ESE 8 16 ESE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 85% 89% 89% 79% 66% 61% 65% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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ESE 8 15 ESE 7 13 SE 7 13 SSE 7 15 SW 9 19 WSW 11 23 WSW 10 22 WSW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 87% 88% 75% 62% 54% 57% 64%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
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17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 °
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WSW 7 14 WSW 7 13 WSW 7 13 WSW 9 18 WSW 10 22 WSW 10 22 WSW 8 18 WSW 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
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74% 84% 86% 70% 54% 51% 56% 70%
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0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 20:05 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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16 ° 14 ° 14 ° 17 ° 20 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
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15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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WSW 6 12 WSW 5 9 SW 5 10 WSW 6 13 SW 7 16 SSW 7 16 NNW 7 15 SSW 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 85% 86% 75% 58% 52% 57% 68%
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0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 °
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17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 5 11 N 5 10 N 5 10 NNW 6 13 E 7 16 N 7 17 ENE 7 16 ENE 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
76% 82% 86% 76% 61% 57% 61% 71%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:01 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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4-13 August – Will new world records be set during the return of athletics to the London 2012 Olympic stadium? Check the weather forecast for the London Olympic Park.

The weather can greatly affect the results of athletic events. For example, some athletes prefer to train in warmer climates and/or at higher altitudes as exposure to these conditions over time can help improve their performance at athletic events.

Different weather conditions also influence the results of athletic events. For sprint events, air resistance plays a major part in an athlete's performance - wind speed can either help or hinder athletes, depending on its direction. For this reason, the results of any races that take place with a tailwind of more than two metres per second are not eligible for world records.

Temperatures affect middle distance runners more than sprinters. Middle distance running events that take place in warmer conditions have the greatest impact on athletes as their muscles tire at a much faster rate; which is why athletes can benefit from training in warmer climates. In contrast, cooler temperatures mean that muscles take much longer to warm up and affect an athlete's performance in different ways.

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