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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. 

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  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

Monday (Monday 25 September 2017)
Now 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 4 9 E 3 5 ENE 6 9 NE 5 8 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 11 NNE 4 10 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 12 NNE 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG G G M M M M M
Humidity Expand
96% 90% 89% 91% 94% 95% 95% 95% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 18:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 4
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 September 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 6 11 NNE 6 12 NNE 6 12 NNE 6 12 NNE 6 12 NNE 6 11 NNE 6 11 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 11 NE 6 12 NE 6 11 NE 6 11 ENE 5 10 ENE 4 8 ENE 3 8 E 3 7 ESE 3 7 SE 4 8 SSE 4 7 SSE 3 6 SE 4 7 ESE 4 8 ESE 4 8 ESE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M M M M M G G G G G G G G G M M M M
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 98% 97% 98% 97% 95% 92% 88% 82% 76% 73% 72% 71% 77% 83% 90% 92% 94% 93% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 2 3 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 18:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 September 2017)
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 Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 50%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 11 E 7 12 E 7 13 E 8 14 ESE 9 17 SSE 11 22 SE 11 20 SE 10 16 SE 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G M
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 93% 95% 90% 78% 81% 89% 89%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 18:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 28 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
80% 60% 20% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 12 ° 15 ° 15 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 11 19 SSW 9 16 WSW 10 17 W 10 19 W 9 18 WSW 8 16 SW 6 11 SW 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
94% 96% 95% 85% 69% 64% 82% 91%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 18:49 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 29 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 6 9 S 6 10 S 7 12 S 11 20 SSW 11 22 SSW 11 20 SW 10 16 WSW 9 15
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
92% 93% 91% 82% 74% 79% 86% 89%
UV index Expand
2 2 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 18:46 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 30 September 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 12 ° 15 ° 15 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 14 W 9 14 W 7 12 W 8 15 W 9 18 WSW 9 18 SW 8 12 SW 8 13
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% 93% 94% 83% 66% 65% 82% 89%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 18:44 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 1 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Show detail Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 17 SW 11 19 SSW 12 21 SW 13 24 SW 14 26 SW 12 23 WSW 11 20 WSW 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 92% 92% 87% 81% 82% 84% 87%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:03 Sunset: 18:42 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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