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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.

  • 10 °C

    6 °C

    Overcast
  • 9 °C

    3 °C

    Heavy rain
  • 5 °C

    2 °C

    Light shower day
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Light shower day
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Cloudy
  • 7 °C

    5 °C

    Heavy shower day
  • 7 °C

    4 °C

    Light rain
Saturday (25 February 2017)
17 00 18 00 19 00 20 00 21 00 22 00 23 00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
9  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 11 18 WSW 8 13 WSW 7 12 WSW 8 13 SW 8 13 SW 9 14 SSW 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG E VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
75% 78% 84% 86% 85% 86% 87%
UV index arrow down
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 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower night Cloudy Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 8  ° 7  ° 7  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 0  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 50% 90% 90% 90% 80% 50% 50% 70% 80% 80% 90% 90% 80% 40% 10% 30% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SSW 13 20 SSW 13 22 SSW 16 26 SSW 17 27 SSW 19 30 SSW 21 33 S 23 36 S 24 38 SSW 27 41 SSW 26 39 SSW 24 36 SSW 22 33 SSW 20 31 SSW 17 27 SSW 19 30 SSE 17 28 SSW 16 26 WSW 24 36 WSW 22 32 SW 23 35 SW 25 39 SW 26 40 SW 27 40 SW 26 39
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG E VG M M G VG VG VG G G M M M VG VG VG E E E E
Humidity arrow down
86% 85% 85% 84% 84% 84% 87% 90% 89% 90% 89% 88% 88% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 86% 83% 79% 74% 73% 75%
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: 07:18 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 5  ° 4  ° 4  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
-1  ° -1  ° -1  ° -1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40% 20% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 25 38 SSW 22 33 SSW 17 27 S 14 21 SSW 13 20 SW 10 15 S 6 10 W 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
E E E VG E VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
75% 77% 80% 80% 68% 71% 84% 88%
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 Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
Temperature (°C) arrow down
4  ° 4  ° 4  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 0  ° 0  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 1  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
10% 10% 10% 40% 30% 40% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 8 13 NW 11 18 WNW 14 22 WNW 17 26 NW 17 26 NW 21 33 NW 17 27 NW 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
87% 86% 90% 85% 77% 71% 75% 80%
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 Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 16 24 WNW 14 21 WNW 13 21 W 11 18 WSW 11 19 WSW 11 18 SW 10 16 WSW 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity arrow down
82% 84% 86% 82% 72% 69% 80% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:10 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (2 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C) arrow down
5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 5  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 6  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 1  ° 1  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
20% 20% 10% 40% 40% 60% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WNW 10 15 WSW 13 21 W 14 22 WSW 14 23 SW 16 25 WSW 15 24 SW 13 20 SW 12 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G VG G
Humidity arrow down
88% 90% 90% 86% 77% 75% 82% 88%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:08 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (3 March 2017)
00 00 03 00 06 00 09 00 12 00 15 00 18 00 21 00
Light shower night Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light rain Light rain
Temperature (°C) arrow down
6  ° 6  ° 5  ° 6  ° 6  ° 7  ° 6  ° 5  °
Warnings
Weather warnings may have been issued
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 2  ° 3  ° 3  ° 3  ° 2  °
Precipitation probability arrow down
40% 50% 10% 40% 50% 20% 50% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
SW 12 19 SSW 11 17 S 10 16 S 11 17 S 13 20 S 14 22 SSE 13 21 SSE 13 21
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
90% 91% 93% 89% 81% 79% 84% 89%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:05 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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.