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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 intervals 21 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny intervals 24 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny intervals 24 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny intervals 25 °C

    16 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 July 2018)
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Warnings
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 4 6 SSW 9 13 SW 7 10 SW 8 13 SW 8 12 SW 8 12 SW 8 12 SW 6 9 SW 5 8 SW 4 8 SW 3 7 W 3 7 W 3 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG E E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
57% 56% 55% 53% 52% 52% 54% 54% 55% 59% 74% 77% 79%
UV index
5 6 6 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:09 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Thursday (Thursday 19 July 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 3 7 WNW 3 7 NW 3 7 NNW 4 7 N 3 6 NNE 4 7 NE 4 7 NE 4 7 ENE 3 6 E 3 6 E 3 7 ENE 3 7 ENE 3 8 SSW 4 10 S 6 12 S 6 12 S 7 12 SSE 6 11 SSE 5 10 SSE 4 8 S 5 8 S 5 8 S 6 10 SSE 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 83% 86% 85% 87% 86% 83% 80% 73% 63% 54% 50% 46% 45% 45% 44% 44% 45% 45% 47% 54% 64% 68% 73%
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:11 Sunset: 21:07 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: L
Friday (Friday 20 July 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 5 9 SE 5 8 ESE 4 8 NE 5 8 ENE 3 8 SSE 6 14 SSE 6 14 SSW 6 12 W 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 77% 74% 70% 59% 54% 56% 64% 71%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:12 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 21 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 7 12 NNW 7 12 NNW 7 12 N 7 15 N 6 15 NW 7 15 N 6 13 NW 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 80% 80% 68% 60% 58% 57% 69%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:13 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 5 Pollen: L
Sunday (Sunday 22 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 16 ° 16 ° 20 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 8 13 NNW 7 11 N 7 12 NNE 5 12 N 4 13 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 75% 77% 66% 53% 50% 54% 70%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:14 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 4 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 23 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 16 ° 17 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 7 10 NW 6 8 W 6 10 W 7 15 SSW 8 19 SSW 10 21 SW 10 18 SW 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 87% 88% 65% 53% 52% 56% 77%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:16 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 21 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 20 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 7 9 WNW 6 9 NNW 6 9 SE 6 13 SSW 8 18 SSW 8 17 SW 8 15 SW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 89% 83% 67% 52% 52% 55% 70%
UV index
1 4 6 4 2
Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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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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