This website uses cookies. Read about how we use cookies.

Close window

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.  

  • Overcast 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Overcast 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    9 °C

Saturday (Saturday 18 November 2017)
Now 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 50% 20% 50% 50% 50% 50% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 6 11 WNW 7 18 W 6 17 W 7 20 W 6 19 W 6 19 WSW 6 18 WSW 7 19 WSW 7 19 WSW 9 21 WSW 9 20 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 21 WSW 9 20 WSW 9 19 W 9 18 WNW 8 18 WNW 8 17 NW 7 16 NW 6 14 NW 6 15 NW 7 16 NW 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G M M M M M G G G G
Humidity Expand
84% 80% 81% 79% 84% 88% 88% 87% 85% 84% 83% 85% 87% 90% 93% 96% 97% 97% 96% 96% 95% 94% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 16:12 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 19 November 2017)
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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 8 16 NNW 7 16 NNW 7 16 NNW 6 15 NW 6 14 NW 6 14 NW 6 14 NW 6 14 NW 7 15 NW 7 14 NW 7 14 NW 7 13 NW 7 12 NW 6 11 WNW 5 9 WNW 5 9 W 4 9 WSW 4 8 SW 4 8 SSW 5 9 SSW 6 11 SSW 6 12 SSW 7 14 SSW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 93% 93% 94% 94% 94% 94% 92% 91% 85% 77% 74% 73% 75% 79% 85% 87% 90% 88% 87% 87% 88% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:25 Sunset: 16:11 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 20 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast
50% 60% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 8 16 SW 12 20 WSW 14 22 WSW 16 27 WSW 17 28 WSW 16 27 W 15 24 W 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 92% 91% 90% 90% 92% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:26 Sunset: 16:10 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 21 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 12 21 WNW 11 18 W 10 16 WSW 12 19 WSW 14 23 WSW 13 22 SW 14 22 SW 14 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 96% 96% 92% 92% 93% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:28 Sunset: 16:09 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 22 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light shower night
20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 50% 40%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 24 SW 16 26 SSW 17 29 SW 17 29 SSW 19 34 SSW 20 35 SSW 21 37 SSW 22 38
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 92% 89% 87% 84% 83% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:30 Sunset: 16:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 23 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
40% 20% 20% 20% 10% 30% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 22 38 SW 20 35 WSW 20 34 WSW 19 33 WSW 21 38 WSW 19 33 SW 16 28 SW 16 29
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 90% 89% 83% 85% 87% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:31 Sunset: 16:07 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 24 November 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
30% 40% 40% 40% 20% 20% 20% 30%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 17 30 SW 16 29 SW 16 28 SW 15 28 SSW 15 27 SW 14 27 SW 14 27 SW 14 26
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
89% 89% 89% 86% 83% 85% 86% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:33 Sunset: 16:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
< 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.

If you're looking for content for your own website, take a look at our weather widget.

Follow us on

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Snapchat Facebook Follow @metoffice on Twitter YouTube Instagram Snapchat