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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.

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny day 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

Monday (22 May 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15  ° 13  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  ° 11  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 11  ° 10  ° 9  °
Precipitation probability Expand
50% 50% 20% 20% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 20 31 W 15 24 W 9 15 SW 6 10 SW 8 12 SW 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG E VG E VG
Humidity Expand
77% 81% 79% 84% 86% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (23 May 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 10  ° 10  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 13  ° 12  ° 11  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 15 WSW 10 16 WSW 12 19 WSW 13 19 WSW 12 18 WSW 11 16 SW 10 15 WSW 11 16 WSW 12 16 SW 11 16 SW 12 16 SW 12 17 SW 13 17 SW 13 18 SW 13 18 SW 12 17 SW 10 15 SW 8 14 SW 7 13 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 12 SSW 4 12 SW 7 15 SW 10 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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 88% 85% 83% 80% 78% 76% 73% 71% 68% 67% 67% 70% 74% 79% 81% 84% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:36 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (24 May 2017)
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Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 15  ° 16  ° 15  ° 13  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 11  ° 12  ° 14  ° 14  ° 14  ° 13  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 16 SW 8 14 SW 9 15 SW 9 14 SW 9 14 SW 9 13 SW 9 14 WSW 7 10 WSW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 94% 94% 90% 85% 81% 85% 92%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:37 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (25 May 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
13  ° 13  ° 13  ° 15  ° 16  ° 17  ° 16  ° 15  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13  ° 13  ° 12  ° 14  ° 16  ° 16  ° 15  ° 14  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 3 5 E 3 5 ESE 5 6 SSE 5 8 SSW 5 9 SSW 7 11 S 7 11 SE 7 10
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
94% 95% 94% 85% 78% 77% 78% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:39 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (26 May 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14  ° 13  ° 14  ° 16  ° 17  ° 18  ° 18  ° 16  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13  ° 12  ° 13  ° 15  ° 15  ° 16  ° 16  ° 15  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 7 9 SE 7 10 SE 8 11 SSE 10 15 S 12 18 S 12 19 SSE 10 16 SE 9 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
91% 91% 89% 81% 74% 69% 71% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:51 Sunset: 21:41 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 4
Saturday (27 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
15  ° 14  ° 15  ° 16  ° 17  ° 17  ° 17  ° 15  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 15  ° 15  ° 15  ° 14  °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 10 13 SE 11 15 SE 11 16 SSE 12 17 S 12 19 SSW 11 19 SSW 9 15 S 9 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
85% 87% 85% 76% 71% 70% 73% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:50 Sunset: 21:42 Moon phase: New
Sunday (28 May 2017)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Warnings
Temperature (°C) arrow down
14  ° 13  ° 13  ° 14  ° 15  ° 15  ° 14  ° 13  °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13  ° 12  ° 11  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 12  ° 11  °
Precipitation probability Expand
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 9 13 SW 10 15 SW 11 16 SW 12 19 WSW 13 21 WSW 14 23 WSW 13 21 WSW 12 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 88% 86% 82% 78% 76% 78% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:49 Sunset: 21:44 Moon phase: New

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.