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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.  

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 8 °C

    3 °C

  • Light rain 9 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    5 °C

Thursday (Thursday 26 April 2018)
Now 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
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 40% 10% 10% 40% 60% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 20 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 20 W 11 22 WSW 9 19 W 12 21 W 14 24 WSW 15 27 W 16 28 W 15 27 WSW 15 28 WSW 15 28 WSW 15 28 WSW 14 25 WSW 14 25 WSW 13 22 WSW 11 19 WSW 9 17 SW 7 14 SW 6 12 SSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG G VG VG VG VG VG E VG VG E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 85% 87% 85% 88% 86% 81% 72% 69% 62% 58% 63% 64% 64% 67% 73% 74% 77% 80% 84% 87% 89%
UV index
1 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Friday (Friday 27 April 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
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light shower day Light shower day Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 10% 10% 50% 80% 80% 40% 40% 50% 50% 50% 60% 60% 60% 50%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 11 SSW 5 9 S 5 10 SSE 5 9 SE 5 10 SE 7 13 SE 9 17 ESE 11 20 SE 12 23 SSE 13 24 SSE 14 25 SSE 14 24 SSE 15 26 SSE 16 29 S 16 30 S 17 32 S 17 30 S 16 30 S 19 34 SSE 19 35 SSE 20 36 SSE 20 36 SW 20 35 WSW 19 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G VG VG VG VG G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 92% 93% 93% 90% 87% 88% 86% 84% 85% 82% 81% 81% 86% 88% 79% 75% 78% 77% 86% 89% 92% 93% 93%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 20:17 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 28 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 18 33 W 18 32 W 15 25 WNW 12 20 NW 11 20 NNW 10 19 NNW 9 17 NNW 7 12 NNE 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 91% 90% 92% 82% 73% 69% 72% 85%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:43 Sunset: 20:19 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 29 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 90% 90%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 0 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 9 14 NNE 11 17 NNE 13 21 NE 17 31 NNE 19 34 NNE 20 35 NNE 21 36 N 22 38
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG G M P P
Humidity
87% 91% 91% 79% 74% 82% 89% 95%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:20 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 30 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy
70% 90% 60% 60% 60% 50% 50% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -3 ° -2 ° 0 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 21 37 NNW 20 35 NNW 19 33 NNW 18 32 NNW 16 29 NW 13 24 NW 11 18 WNW 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G G VG VG
Humidity
93% 92% 91% 83% 73% 66% 70% 83%
UV index
1 2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:22 Moon phase: Full
Tuesday (Tuesday 1 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 9 13 WNW 9 13 W 9 13 WSW 10 19 SW 13 25 SSW 13 25 SSW 12 21 SSW 13 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
88% 88% 88% 69% 62% 63% 71% 81%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:24 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 2 May 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Partly cloudy night
10% 20% 10% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 14 22 SSW 13 21 SSW 13 22 SSW 15 26 SSW 16 29 SSW 11 22 SSW 9 17 WSW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 88% 89% 77% 68% 71% 74% 82%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 20:25 Moon phase: Full
< 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.

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

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