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Glorious Goodwood 2017 weather forecast

Horse racing

Jockeys prefer the course conditions to be 'good'

Tue 1 AugSat 5 Aug 2017

The annual Glorious Goodwood festival takes place between 1-5 August. During the five-day horse racing festival more than 100,000 people will visit Goodwood.
 

Some of the racing highlights of the festival include:

  • 1 August - The racing highlight of the first day is the Qatar Goodwood Cup, the festival's most popular and oldest race.
  • 2 August - The racing highlight on the second day will be the Qatar Sussex Stakes (British Championship Series), said to be one of the world's greatest mile-long horse races.
  • 3 August - Day three at Glorious Goodwood is Ladies' Day, the most glamorous day of the festival, so the course will be packed with celebrities showing off their designer hats. Highlights include three group races and the unique ladies celebrity race, the Magnolia Cup.
  • 4 August - There are several featured races on day four, including the Group 2 Qatar King George Stakes.
  • 5 August - The festival peaks on the final day with the Qatar Stewards Cup, one of the season's biggest handicaps.

Check the Goodwood Racecourse weather to see if the riders will have fine weather for Glorious Goodwood. 

Back to the events calendar.  

  • Light rain 11 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Light shower day 8 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

    5 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 2018)
Now 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
Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Drizzle Heavy rain Light rain Drizzle Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Mist Overcast Mist Overcast Overcast Overcast
50% 90% 90% 50% 80% 50% 40% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 13 25 S 13 24 SSW 12 25 SSW 13 27 SW 15 30 SW 17 32 SW 17 30 SW 17 31 SW 18 32 SW 17 31 SW 17 31 SW 17 31 SW 16 29 SW 15 28 SW 16 28 SW 16 29 SW 16 29 SW 16 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M P VP VP P VP M G G G G P M P G G G
Humidity Expand
96% 98% 100% 100% 100% 99% 100% 99% 98% 97% 97% 98% 99% 99% 99% 98% 98% 98%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 16:38 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 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
Mist Mist Mist Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Light shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 50% 20% 20% 50% 80% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 80% 50% 30% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 18 32 SW 19 35 SSW 21 39 SSW 24 42 SSW 24 43 SSW 25 45 SSW 26 46 SSW 27 49 SSW 28 50 SSW 28 51 SSW 29 52 SSW 30 53 SSW 29 52 SW 27 48 WSW 17 30 WSW 15 27 SW 16 29 SW 16 29 SW 17 30 SW 16 29 SW 15 27 SW 15 28 SW 15 27 SW 16 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P P G G G M G G G G G G M M M G VG VG VG VG VG E E
Humidity Expand
99% 99% 98% 98% 97% 97% 97% 96% 95% 95% 93% 94% 93% 95% 94% 94% 94% 92% 90% 88% 87% 86% 86% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:40 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 20% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 3 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 16 26 SW 17 26 SW 15 23 SW 16 26 SW 18 31 SW 17 29 SW 16 26 WSW 13 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 86% 86% 86% 75% 76% 85% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:42 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 6 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° -1 ° -2 ° -1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 12 18 WNW 11 17 NW 12 18 NNW 12 18 NNW 12 22 NNW 11 18 NW 9 13 WNW 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 94% 94% 92% 78% 75% 87% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:43 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Overcast
10% 20% 40% 20% 20% 50% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 13 WSW 10 16 SW 11 17 SW 12 19 SW 14 23 SW 15 24 SW 15 23 WSW 15 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 94% 96% 95% 88% 88% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 16:45 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 28 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 14 22 W 13 21 WSW 13 19 WSW 12 19 WSW 13 22 WSW 13 21 WSW 13 20 WSW 14 22
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
95% 96% 96% 96% 91% 92% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 29 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
20% 20% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 15 24 WSW 15 24 WSW 15 24 SW 15 25 WSW 15 26 WSW 14 24 WSW 12 21 WSW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 94% 93% 91% 88% 87% 90% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
< Goodwood Racecourse last 24 hours Issued at:

1-5 August - Check the Goodwood weather forecast before choosing your outfit for Glorious Goodwood.

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.

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