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Open Golf Championship 2017 weather forecast

Will the weather impact the golfers?

Sun 16 JulSun 23 Jul 2017

The biggest names in the world of golf head to Southport this July, as Royal Birkdale hosts the 2017 Open Championship.

The biggest golfing stars, as well as thousands upon thousands of fans, will converge at Royal Birkdale between 16-23 July for the world's oldest major golf championship, and the only championship of the four majors to be held outside the US.

Last year's Open Championship took place at Royal Troon where Henrik Stenson won, beating Phil Mickelson to become only the fourth player to win The Open Championship with all four rounds in the 60s, joining Tiger Woods, Nick Price and Greg Norman.

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  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Light shower day 18 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    14 °C

Friday (Friday 18 August 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Overcast
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14 ° 14 ° 15 °
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12 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 14 25 WSW 13 22 W 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E
Humidity Expand
76% 79% 81%
UV index Expand
0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 20:35 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 August 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 60% 10% 10% 10% 30% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 18 29 WNW 21 35 WNW 21 35 WNW 21 34 WNW 20 34 W 21 34 W 20 33 W 22 35 W 22 36 W 22 35 W 24 39 W 23 38 W 23 37 W 23 37 W 24 39 W 24 39 W 23 38 W 22 36 W 21 34 W 20 31 W 19 30 W 17 28 WNW 16 27 WNW 16 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E VG E E E E E E E E E E E
Humidity Expand
83% 81% 78% 77% 79% 80% 81% 81% 79% 77% 77% 75% 73% 70% 67% 65% 65% 65% 65% 67% 69% 70% 70% 71%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 4 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:57 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 60% 50%
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15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 16 ° 15 °
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12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
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WNW 15 23 WNW 13 23 W 11 18 W 7 13 W 7 12 WSW 6 11 SW 7 12 SSE 7 12 SE 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E E VG VG VG VG M G
Humidity Expand
72% 71% 74% 77% 66% 60% 60% 83% 90%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 20:31 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
60% 50% 40% 70% 40% 40% 20% 10%
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
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14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 8 14 SSE 7 12 S 7 12 S 8 13 SSW 9 16 SW 8 14 SSW 7 11 S 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M M G G G
Humidity Expand
94% 95% 95% 93% 89% 88% 90% 92%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 2 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 20:29 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 6 10 S 6 10 ESE 6 10 ESE 7 13 ESE 9 18 SE 10 19 E 10 18 ESE 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 94% 87% 77% 74% 78% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:26 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
30% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 °
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16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 10 18 SE 10 17 SSE 11 18 S 12 21 SSE 12 22 NE 11 20 ENE 10 16 NNW 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 89% 81% 74% 72% 78% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 20:24 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 °
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14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 10 16 ESE 10 16 SE 10 16 SE 11 18 WSW 11 21 SW 11 20 SW 10 17 SW 10 16
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
88% 89% 89% 82% 75% 74% 77% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:22 Moon phase: New
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16-23 July - Check the weather forecast before heading to The Royal Troon for the Open Golf Championship.

Golf and the weather

The Open Championship is always played on traditional links courses. Being on the coast they are renowned for hard, fast fairways which come from sunny days and drying winds. This makes for challenging competition, which can be accentuated by the typical British weather elements of wind, rain, fog or thunderstorms.

Rain makes conditions unpleasant for players and spectators alike, and can stop a competition if the greens and fairways flood. But it is thunderstorms that spell danger; lightning poses a significant risk to everyone on the course and play has to be suspended until the storm passes.

For further information about the Open visit the  Open golf official website.

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

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