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Glorious Goodwood 2019

Horse racing

Jockeys prefer the course conditions to be 'good'

Tue 30 JulSat 3 Aug 2019

The 2019 annual Glorious Goodwood festival takes place between 30 July - 3 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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  • Cloudy 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny day 10 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    2 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 20 March 2019)
Now 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
Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 4 6 SW 6 8 SW 6 8 SW 7 10 SW 8 12 SW 9 13 SW 9 14 SW 9 14 SW 9 14 SW 9 14 SW 8 14 SW 7 14 SW 7 13 SW 7 13 SW 6 13 SW 6 13 SW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G VG VG VG VG G G G G G M M M M
Humidity
98% 97% 92% 88% 82% 80% 79% 80% 82% 85% 89% 93% 95% 97% 97% 97% 98%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:07 Sunset: 18:15 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 March 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 13 SW 6 13 SW 6 12 SW 6 12 SW 6 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SW 6 11 SW 7 11 WSW 7 12 SW 7 12 SW 7 12 SW 7 12 SW 7 12 SW 7 12 SW 7 11 SW 6 10 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 10 SSW 5 10 S 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G G G M M M M
Humidity
98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 98% 97% 94% 88% 84% 83% 81% 81% 82% 82% 84% 87% 90% 93% 94% 96% 97% 97%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:04 Sunset: 18:17 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 7 11 SSW 7 12 S 7 13 SSW 10 18 SSW 12 22 SW 13 23 SW 12 20 WSW 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G VG G G
Humidity
98% 97% 95% 87% 79% 77% 87% 93%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 18:19 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Saturday (Saturday 23 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 10 15 W 9 14 NW 10 17 NNW 10 19 N 11 21 NNE 10 19 NE 9 14 NE 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity
93% 94% 91% 81% 71% 68% 76% 83%
UV index
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Sunday (Sunday 24 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 6 ° 9 ° 10 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° -1 ° 4 ° 7 ° 8 ° 5 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 8 12 NNE 8 12 NNE 7 12 N 7 14 NNW 7 17 NW 9 18 NW 9 14 NW 11 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 88% 91% 76% 54% 49% 66% 78%
UV index
2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:58 Sunset: 18:22 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 25 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-1 ° -2 ° -2 ° 3 ° 6 ° 7 ° 5 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 13 18 NW 13 18 NW 14 20 NW 14 24 NW 14 26 NNW 14 25 NNW 13 20 NNW 13 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 89% 91% 74% 60% 58% 68% 79%
UV index
2 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:56 Sunset: 18:24 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 March 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 6 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -2 ° 3 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 12 18 NNW 12 18 N 12 18 N 12 21 N 12 23 NNE 11 21 NNE 10 16 NNE 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 88% 89% 75% 59% 60% 71% 81%
UV index
1 3 1 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 18:25 Moon phase: Third quarter
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30 July - 3 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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