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Great North Run 2017 weather forecast

Runners in a road race

Runners competing in a road race

Sun 10 Sep 2017

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. 

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.

How will the weather impact the race?

"Saturday morning will be cloudy, yet chilly – and breezy. There will be an increasing chance of some rain towards noon, with more rain likely through the afternoon and winds remaining fairly gusty."

Clare Nasir, Met Office meteorologist.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Light rain 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 5 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    7 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 23 January 2018)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny day Light shower day Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 70% 50% 40% 10% <5% 40% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 5 15 SSW 8 21 SW 9 23 SW 9 24 SW 12 30 SW 9 24 SSE 9 21 S 10 25 S 10 26 SSW 14 32 SSW 15 33 SSW 13 30 SSW 16 33 SSW 16 33 SW 15 31 WSW 14 30 SW 15 33 WSW 19 39 WSW 19 40 WSW 19 39 WSW 18 37 WSW 17 36 WSW 15 33 SSW 11 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E E E E E
Humidity Expand
82% 80% 81% 83% 86% 83% 85% 87% 91% 92% 92% 89% 84% 83% 80% 76% 75% 72% 72% 73% 72% 71% 73% 77%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:25 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 24 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Heavy shower night Clear night
10% 70% 90% 50% 10% 40% 60% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 12 27 S 17 35 SW 22 43 SW 17 34 SW 18 35 SW 17 35 SW 15 31 SW 18 36
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG M VG E E VG E
Humidity Expand
81% 85% 80% 72% 67% 72% 77% 73%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 16:27 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 25 January 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 7 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 1 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 29 SW 14 27 SW 12 21 SSW 10 17 SSW 10 20 SW 8 15 SSW 8 14 NNW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
74% 77% 78% 81% 75% 72% 86% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 16:29 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 26 January 2018)
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Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 5 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 2 ° 3 ° -1 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 10 18 NW 12 22 NW 12 21 NW 10 18 NW 9 17 WNW 6 10 SW 7 11 SSW 7 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
88% 87% 87% 86% 77% 73% 84% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 16:31 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 27 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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-1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 8 15 SSW 8 14 SW 10 17 SSW 11 18 SSW 12 21 SW 15 25 WSW 15 26 WSW 16 28
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 88% 88% 85% 84% 85% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 16:33 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 28 January 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 16 29 WSW 15 27 WSW 15 27 WSW 14 25 SW 14 26 SW 16 28 SW 16 29 SW 17 30
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
80% 80% 79% 80% 78% 78% 81% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 16:35 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
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10 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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