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Open Golf Championship

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Will the weather impact the golfers?

Sun 10 Jul - Sun 17 Jul 2016

The biggest names in the world of golf head to Troon this July, as the Royal Troon hosts the 2016 Open Championship for the 9th time.

The biggest golfing stars, as well as thousands upon thousands of fans, will converge at the Royal Troon between 10-17 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 St Andrews where Zach Johnson won, becoming only the sixth man to win both the Masters Tournament and The Open at St Andrews.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

Friday (31 March 2017)
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Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10  ° 10  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Precipitation probability Expand
60% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 60% 50% 80% 80% 90% 90% 80% 60% 40% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 6 22 S 8 21 SSE 13 24 S 14 24 S 13 22 SSE 12 20 SE 10 18 SSE 10 18 SSE 13 22 SSE 14 23 S 13 22 SSW 14 23 SSW 16 26 SSW 16 26 SW 15 26 SSW 14 24 SW 13 24 SW 12 21 SSW 12 20 S 12 20 S 11 20 S 10 18 S 11 19 SSE 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G E E VG VG VG G G G G G M M G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 91% 93% 93% 93% 93% 91% 92% 93% 93% 93% 94% 95% 91% 90% 86% 83% 83% 85% 87% 88% 89% 90%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 19:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (1 April 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  ° 8  °
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7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 6  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 10 17 SSE 10 18 S 6 12 S 5 10 WSW 7 11 W 10 15 W 11 16 NW 15 23 NW 14 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 93% 94% 91% 89% 78% 79% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Sunday (2 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 10 17 NW 8 13 WNW 5 8 SW 4 6 SSW 8 13 SSW 9 14 SSW 8 13 S 13 18
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
88% 90% 90% 80% 75% 67% 72% 77%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 19:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Monday (3 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 10  ° 9  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 30%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 14 20 SSE 16 23 SSE 17 24 S 19 28 S 22 33 S 22 33 S 21 31 S 19 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
81% 84% 87% 82% 76% 76% 82% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 20:00 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (4 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  °
Precipitation probability Expand
50% 60% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 16 24 WSW 14 22 W 13 19 WNW 14 20 WNW 15 23 WNW 17 26 WNW 15 22 WNW 15 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 86% 83% 77% 68% 67% 72% 79%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 3 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 20:02 Moon phase: First quarter
Wednesday (5 April 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 15 21 WNW 15 22 WNW 15 21 NW 15 23 NW 16 25 WNW 15 24 WNW 14 21 WNW 12 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 83% 83% 79% 74% 75% 78% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0
Sunrise: 06:40 Sunset: 20:03 Moon phase: First quarter

Issued at:

10-17 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.