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Great North Run 2018 weather forecast

Runners in a road race

Runners competing in a road race

Sun 9 Sep 2018

From Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to South Shields, the Great North Run is an event that puts world class athletes alongside thousands of amateur runners and enthusiastic fundraisers for the world's leading half marathon. 

Held this year on 9 September the Great North Run has seen varying conditions in the past 30 years. Conditions have ranged from extremely wet days to days that were extremely warm for mid September.

The participants will be looking for a cool and cloudy day, with a light breeze to make for the best running conditions.

Whether you are planning to take part in the race or lining the streets to cheer on the runners, check the weather forecast before setting off.

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  • Overcast 16 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

Sunday (Sunday 21 October 2018)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Overcast Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 9 22 WNW 11 23 WNW 12 24 WNW 10 21 WNW 8 20 W 8 20 W 9 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 75% 67% 68% 68% 73% 73%
UV index
1
Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 22 October 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 Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 9 23 W 9 22 W 9 22 W 8 20 W 8 20 W 9 21 W 10 22 W 10 22 W 9 23 W 9 22 W 9 20 W 10 20 W 13 25 W 15 28 W 15 29 W 16 30 W 16 31 W 17 33 W 16 33 W 18 37 W 19 38 W 20 42 W 23 46 W 23 46
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E E VG VG E E E E
Humidity
75% 76% 77% 78% 78% 79% 79% 77% 77% 76% 73% 69% 64% 64% 63% 65% 65% 67% 70% 71% 71% 73% 73% 74%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 October 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 23 46 W 23 45 W 23 47 W 25 50 W 25 48 W 23 45 W 22 42 W 20 38 W 19 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 74% 76% 77% 76% 75% 77% 84% 84%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 18 33 WNW 16 30 WNW 14 27 WNW 15 28 W 16 30 W 14 27 WNW 13 25 WNW 12 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
86% 86% 86% 81% 73% 75% 83% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 25 October 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 12 22 W 12 22 W 12 21 W 11 20 W 13 24 W 13 23 WSW 11 19 W 11 20
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% 86% 86% 83% 75% 75% 80% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 26 October 2018)
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 Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 4 ° 2 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 12 21 W 13 22 WNW 15 25 WNW 15 26 NW 17 31 NW 17 29 NW 16 26 NW 18 29
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% 80% 79% 75% 62% 60% 67% 72%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 27 October 2018)
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 Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 19 31 NNW 19 32 NNW 20 32 NNW 20 33 NNW 22 38 NNW 21 36 NNW 19 33 NNW 19 32
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 73% 74% 70% 65% 65% 67% 69%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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9 September - Check the local weather forecast if you are taking part in this year's Great North Run.

First run in 1981, with the idea conceived by former Olympic 10,000 m Bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster, the Great North Run now attracts 57,000 runners every year. This year's half marathon takes place on Sunday 10 September.

Starting on the Central Motorway in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, the course crosses the famous Tyne Bridge before passing through Gateshead and finishing 13.1 miles later by the coast of South Shields.

The sight of swathes of runners crossing the Tyne Bridge is undoubtedly the iconic image for the spectators of the Great North Run, as well as the millions watching on television - whether they are watching for the elite athletes, or for the fancy dress and charity runners - that make this such a popular event.

When it comes to elite runners, the race has been won in the past by such road running greats as Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie, double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah, Kenya's Martin Mathathi (who holds the male course record of 58:56), Great Britain's Paula Radcliffe, Mary Keitany of Kenya (who holds the female course record of 1:05:39) and Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan meaning that the Great North Run is one of the few events that allows spectators to witness some of the world's best athletes for free.

For further information about the event, visit the  Great North Run official website.

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