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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.

  • 7 °C

    5 °C

    Light shower day
  • 10 °C

    6 °C

    Light rain
  • 9 °C

    4 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 6 °C

    2 °C

    Light shower day
  • 7 °C

    5 °C

    Sunny intervals
  • 7 °C

    5 °C

    Cloudy
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Light shower day
Friday (24 February 2017)
14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Light shower day Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
40% 50% 60% 60% ≥95% ≥95% 80% 80% 90% 90%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 18 24 SW 21 25 S 17 23 S 16 24 S 18 27 S 19 30 S 21 33 SSW 23 36 SSW 25 39 SSW 26 41
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G VG VG M M M G VG M
Humidity arrow down
73% 73% 74% 80% 89% 92% 91% 90% 90% 92%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 17:42 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Saturday (25 February 2017)
00 00 01 00 02 00 03 00 04 00 05 00 06 00 07 00 08 00 09 00 10 00 11 00 12 00 13 00 14 00 15 00 16 00 17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 9  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
60% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60% 50% 50% 90% 90% 90% 50% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 25 40 SSW 25 40 SSW 25 40 SSW 26 41 SSW 25 40 SSW 26 42 SSW 28 44 SSW 29 46 SSW 29 47 SSW 30 48 SSW 28 46 SW 25 41 WSW 19 30 W 15 25 W 14 23 W 14 22 W 12 19 W 14 22 W 12 18 W 11 17 W 10 15 WSW 9 13 WSW 11 17 WSW 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G M VG M VG VG VG VG G M VG VG VG E E E E E E E E E E
Humidity arrow down
91% 91% 93% 91% 90% 91% 88% 90% 89% 90% 91% 91% 89% 83% 82% 79% 77% 76% 79% 77% 79% 81% 81% 81%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:20 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Sunday (26 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Light shower night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 6  ° 7  ° 8  ° 9  ° 9  ° 7  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 4  ° 5  ° 3  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% 80% 90% 90% 90% 40% 40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 12 19 SSW 15 25 S 21 33 SSW 26 41 S 25 41 SSW 26 43 WSW 21 33 SW 24 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E VG VG G G G VG VG
Humidity arrow down
82% 84% 85% 88% 87% 86% 82% 75%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:18 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (27 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 5  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
0  ° -1  ° -1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% 10% 20% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 25 39 SSW 25 38 SSW 23 36 SSW 20 31 SSW 18 28 SSW 15 24 SSW 10 17 SW 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
74% 76% 77% 76% 69% 67% 74% 84%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (28 February 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Partly cloudy night Clear night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 3  ° 4  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SE 7 13 W 8 14 WNW 10 16 W 13 20 NW 16 24 NW 18 27 NW 18 27 NW 16 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
89% 90% 91% 88% 75% 69% 77% 83%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (1 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% 10% 10% 20% 40% 30% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 15 23 W 13 20 W 12 18 SW 11 18 SW 14 22 SW 16 24 SW 17 26 WSW 17 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG G VG G G G G
Humidity arrow down
84% 85% 89% 87% 76% 76% 85% 87%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:10 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (2 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 10% 20% 20% 50% 40% 40% 20%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 18 27 WSW 19 29 SW 18 28 WSW 18 27 SW 19 29 SW 17 26 SW 15 23 SW 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
85% 87% 87% 83% 77% 76% 81% 84%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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.