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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.

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 10 °C

    4 °C

  • Light shower day 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 25 April 2018)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Heavy shower day Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 60% 10% 20% 30% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 12 25 WSW 13 24 WSW 15 27 W 11 22 W 12 24 W 11 22 WSW 11 23 W 9 19 W 8 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E
Humidity
57% 63% 58% 68% 73% 73% 76% 77% 78%
UV index
3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:41 Sunset: 20:29 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Thursday (Thursday 26 April 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
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 17 WSW 10 20 WSW 10 21 WSW 12 23 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 25 WSW 13 27 WSW 14 27 WSW 16 31 WSW 17 34 W 18 36 W 19 37 W 19 38 W 20 40 W 20 40 W 20 40 W 19 38 W 18 35 W 16 33 W 15 29 W 13 26 WSW 11 22 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E E E E E E E VG E E E E E E E E E E E VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 78% 79% 79% 78% 77% 76% 75% 71% 68% 65% 65% 63% 59% 59% 58% 59% 63% 63% 65% 68% 70% 72% 72%
UV index
1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 4 3 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 05:38 Sunset: 20:31 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 27 April 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Clear night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 60% 80% 60%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 10 20 WSW 10 19 WSW 6 10 SW 4 8 S 3 8 ESE 7 16 ESE 9 19 ESE 8 16 SSW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
E VG VG G VG VG G G G
Humidity
74% 77% 82% 84% 64% 62% 79% 83% 91%
UV index
1 3 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 20:33 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 28 April 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
50% 20% 40% 20% 40% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 7 12 WNW 8 14 NW 8 15 NNW 8 17 NNE 8 18 NE 9 18 NE 7 14 NE 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G G VG VG VG
Humidity
94% 94% 92% 82% 78% 77% 79% 88%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:35 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 29 April 2018)
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% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 5 8 NNE 6 10 NNW 7 13 NE 10 19 NE 12 23 NE 13 25 NE 13 23 NNE 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 92% 88% 77% 70% 68% 72% 80%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:37 Moon phase: Full Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 30 April 2018)
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% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 14 24 NNE 16 27 N 17 29 N 18 33 NNE 18 33 N 17 31 N 15 27 N 13 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G G G VG VG
Humidity
81% 82% 79% 73% 71% 70% 71% 78%
UV index
1 2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: Full
Tuesday (Tuesday 1 May 2018)
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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 7 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 4 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 12 20 WNW 11 18 W 10 17 WSW 11 21 WSW 12 24 SW 12 23 SSW 12 22 SSW 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
80% 81% 81% 66% 56% 57% 61% 72%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: Full
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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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