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Open Golf Championship 2017 weather forecast

Will the weather impact the golfers?

Sun 16 Jul - Sun 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.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Light shower day 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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E 9 16 E 9 15 E 9 16 E 9 17
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G G G VG
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90% 90% 90% 90%
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1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:37 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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10% 10% 20% 20% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 9 17 E 9 16 E 9 17 ENE 9 17 ENE 9 18 ENE 9 17 ENE 10 18 ENE 11 20 ENE 13 22 ENE 14 24 ENE 15 26 ENE 16 26 ENE 15 26 ENE 15 26 ENE 16 27 ENE 16 27 ENE 16 28 ENE 16 28 ENE 16 27 ENE 15 26 NE 14 25 NE 13 24 NE 12 23 NE 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 90% 90% 90% 91% 91% 90% 88% 84% 82% 79% 74% 70% 66% 64% 64% 62% 63% 65% 67% 69% 70% 72% 73%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 04:38 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Cloudy Overcast Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy
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11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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NE 12 23 NNE 11 22 N 11 21 N 13 23 NNE 15 25 NNE 17 30 NNE 17 30 NNE 16 29 NNE 16 26
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G G M
Humidity Expand
74% 75% 85% 87% 87% 86% 84% 85% 85%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0
Sunrise: 04:39 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
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NNE 15 24 N 13 21 N 12 19 N 11 17 NNW 12 17 NW 14 20 NW 16 23 NW 16 24
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
85% 85% 85% 78% 74% 72% 73% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:39 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Light rain Light shower day Light rain Light rain
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 °
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9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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<5% <5% <5% <5% 50% 40% 50% 50%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 14 22 NW 12 19 WNW 10 17 W 11 18 SW 14 23 SW 15 24 WSW 14 23 W 15 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G M M G
Humidity Expand
84% 86% 81% 73% 75% 83% 87% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:40 Sunset: 22:04 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 2 July 2017)
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Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
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40% 40% 40% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 16 25 W 18 27 W 19 29 W 20 31 W 20 32 W 20 32 W 18 29 W 15 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 87% 88% 83% 79% 78% 79% 83%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 5 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 22:04 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 3 July 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C) arrow down
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 14 21 WSW 14 21 WSW 13 20 SW 13 21 SW 13 21 SW 14 22 SSW 14 22 SSW 14 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 88% 85% 80% 78% 82% 88%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 4 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:42 Sunset: 22:03 Moon phase: First quarter

Issued at:

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.