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Glorious Goodwood 2018 weather forecast

Horse racing

Jockeys prefer the course conditions to be 'good'

Tue 31 JulSat 4 Aug 2018

The annual Glorious Goodwood festival takes place between 31 July - 4 August. During the five-day horse racing festival more than 100,000 people will visit Goodwood.
 
Check the Goodwood Racecourse weather to see if the riders will have fine weather for Glorious Goodwood. 
 

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  • Sunny day 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 4 °C

    -1 °C

  • Cloudy 3 °C

    0 °C

  • Light rain 6 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    5 °C

  • Thunder shower day 9 °C

    4 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 11 December 2018)
Now 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 4 9 SE 4 8 ESE 4 9 E 4 11 E 5 12 E 6 14 ESE 6 15 ESE 6 11 SE 6 15 SE 6 15 SE 7 18 SSE 7 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 83% 83% 88% 89% 87% 85% 90% 89% 86% 86% 84%
UV index
1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 12 December 2018)
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
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Overcast Overcast Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 8 18 SSE 8 18 SE 7 17 SE 8 18 SE 9 19 SE 8 18 SE 8 18 ESE 8 18 ESE 8 19 ESE 9 19 SE 10 20 SE 10 20 SE 12 23 SE 12 22 SE 12 23 SE 11 22 ESE 10 21 ESE 10 22 ESE 11 23 ESE 12 24 ESE 12 24 SE 12 25 ESE 14 27 ESE 15 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 82% 82% 81% 81% 82% 83% 84% 83% 83% 81% 77% 73% 70% 65% 66% 69% 71% 69% 69% 69% 70% 69% 72%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:56 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 13 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° -2 ° -4 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 15 28 ESE 15 29 ESE 15 26 E 15 27 E 17 30 E 15 25 ENE 15 22 E 14 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 74% 73% 77% 69% 73% 81% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 14 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -4 ° -1 ° -1 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 12 17 ENE 12 17 ENE 10 15 ENE 9 14 E 8 15 ESE 7 12 ESE 9 13 ESE 10 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 83% 86% 84% 73% 74% 80% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:58 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 11 17 SE 12 19 SE 15 24 SSE 17 28 SSE 20 34 SSE 21 34 SSE 23 38 S 24 39
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G P P
Humidity
82% 83% 83% 85% 85% 88% 94% 96%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light shower night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
90% 40% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 23 39 WSW 19 30 WSW 18 26 WSW 15 22 SW 15 23 SW 14 21 SSW 15 24 SSW 17 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M G G G VG VG G G
Humidity
93% 91% 91% 90% 84% 86% 91% 92%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Heavy shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Thunder shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 20% 10% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 18 28 SW 19 28 SW 18 27 SW 18 26 WSW 17 26 SW 14 22 SW 14 21 SW 14 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
91% 92% 92% 90% 85% 87% 91% 92%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 15:57 Moon phase: First quarter
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31 July - 4 August- Check the Goodwood weather forecast before choosing your outfit for Glorious Goodwood.

With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, The Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as 'Glorious Goodwood' – is one of the highlights of the flat-racing season.

With its position as one of the largest race meetings in the world, the Qatar Goodwood Festival is a spectacle that has to be experienced. Elegant fashion combined with some of the greatest races in the world create a festival week like no othe

On the day of the race the course officials will check the course conditions and inform the owners and jockeys. This information also helps those who have an interest in the race.

Owners will be looking for the course to be classed as 'good' which means the ground will be neither too hard or too soggy.

Weather forecasting and horse racing

Kevin McConway, Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at The Open University, helps to explain the nature of probability and how weather forecasting and horse racing are unlikely partners when it comes to beating the odds.

As one of the top two performing weather forecasting centres in the world, Met Office forecasts are highly valued. Continuing improvements in accuracy with, for example, four day forecasts today being as accurate as a one day forecast back in the 1980s, enable the public and society to take a wider range of weather related decisions with more confidence. The chaotic nature of weather does mean that there are unavoidable limitations to what we can predict. However, by calculating the confidence in a weather forecast we aim to give people a clear picture of any uncertainties.

For further information about the festival visit the  Glorious Goodwood official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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