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Great North Run 2019 weather forecast

Runners in a road race

Runners competing in a road race

Sun 8 SepSun 8 Sep 2019

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 8 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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Thursday (Thursday 17 January 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light snow shower day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 17 36 NW 14 29 NW 12 24 NW 13 29 WNW 13 29 NW 14 29 NW 13 28 NW 13 29 NW 14 29 NW 14 27 NW 13 27 NW 12 25 NW 11 22 NW 11 22 NW 9 19 WNW 9 18 WNW 8 17 WNW 8 18 WNW 8 16 W 7 14 W 7 13 W 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E E VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
75% 69% 66% 69% 66% 67% 69% 72% 73% 69% 73% 80% 79% 73% 74% 75% 77% 77% 78% 79% 81% 80%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:20 Sunset: 16:13 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 18 January 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 6 10 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 7 WSW 4 6 SW 3 6 SSW 3 7 S 5 10 SSE 6 12 SSE 6 13 SSE 7 14 SSE 7 15 SSE 7 14 SSE 7 14 SSE 8 15 SSE 8 15 SSE 8 15 SSE 8 16 SSE 8 16 SSE 8 16 SSE 9 17 SSE 9 18 SSE 9 18 SSE 10 19 SSE 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
81% 82% 82% 84% 85% 85% 84% 83% 83% 81% 80% 78% 76% 74% 73% 73% 75% 77% 78% 79% 79% 82% 83% 84%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:19 Sunset: 16:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 19 January 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 10 19 SSE 9 17 SSE 8 16 SSE 8 14 SSE 8 15 SSE 6 11 S 5 9 SSW 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
85% 87% 89% 90% 86% 85% 91% 93%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:18 Sunset: 16:17 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 20 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 3 ° 4 ° 2 ° 1 °
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0 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 ° 1 ° 2 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 4 8 SSW 4 7 SW 4 8 WSW 5 9 W 5 10 WNW 7 12 WNW 8 15 WNW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M M VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 94% 93% 85% 84% 87% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:17 Sunset: 16:19 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 21 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 3 ° 4 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -4 ° -4 ° -4 ° 0 ° 1 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 10 17 WNW 9 16 W 9 15 W 8 13 SW 8 14 SW 9 15 SSW 11 19 S 14 24
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% 85% 85% 86% 77% 77% 85% 85%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:15 Sunset: 16:21 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 January 2019)
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Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Light snow Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 20% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 °
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-3 ° -4 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 16 27 SSW 16 28 SSW 14 24 SW 12 21 WSW 12 21 SW 11 19 SW 10 17 SW 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 87% 89% 88% 82% 82% 85% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 16:23 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 January 2019)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° -1 ° -2 ° -2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 8 14 SW 9 15 SW 9 15 WSW 10 17 NW 10 19 WNW 11 19 W 11 18 WSW 11 19
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% 82% 77% 78% 81% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 16:25 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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8 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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