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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 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 19 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 16 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 14 °C

    6 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 7 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 5 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 9 ENE 5 9 ENE 5 11 ESE 7 11 SE 8 13 SSE 9 14 SSE 9 13 SSE 8 13 S 8 13 SSE 7 11 SSE 5 10 SE 5 9 ESE 5 10 ESE 5 10 ESE 5 10 SE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 78% 69% 64% 59% 55% 55% 56% 56% 60% 69% 81% 81% 82% 83% 83%
UV index
1 1 2 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
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Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 4 9 SE 4 9 SE 4 9 SSE 4 9 S 4 9 WSW 4 9 WSW 3 9 SW 4 9 SW 4 8 WSW 3 8 WSW 3 6 SW 4 8 SW 4 9 SSW 4 9 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 9 SSW 5 9 S 5 8 S 4 7 S 4 6 S 3 5 SSW 3 5 SSE 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
83% 83% 83% 83% 83% 84% 86% 86% 84% 78% 71% 64% 62% 59% 59% 58% 58% 64% 73% 82% 85% 86% 87% 86%
UV index
1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 14 ° 17 ° 18 ° 14 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 3 4 SSE 3 5 ENE 5 7 ESE 6 7 SSE 7 12 SSW 7 14 SSW 6 13 SSW 5 7 WNW 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 86% 86% 87% 76% 62% 64% 89% 89%
UV index
2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 10 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 11 17 NNE 13 20 NNE 14 22 NE 16 28 NE 16 29 NE 16 27 NE 14 21 NE 15 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
87% 92% 91% 77% 63% 58% 65% 72%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 18:49 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 11 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 9 ° 12 ° 12 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 15 22 NE 14 20 NE 13 18 ENE 12 20 E 11 20 ENE 10 17 ENE 10 13 NE 10 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 83% 84% 71% 58% 57% 74% 82%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 30 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 9 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 9 12 NNE 8 12 NNE 9 13 NNE 9 15 NNE 9 18 N 9 17 NNW 9 14 NNW 11 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 90% 74% 60% 60% 73% 81%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 18:44 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Monday (Monday 1 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 8 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 11 17 NNW 11 17 NNW 11 17 N 12 20 N 11 22 NNW 11 20 NNW 10 15 NNW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 87% 88% 73% 59% 60% 71% 78%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 18:42 Moon phase: Third 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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