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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.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    14 °C

  • Light rain 19 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny intervals 23 °C

    17 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    15 °C

Thursday (Thursday 19 July 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 10 16 W 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG
Humidity
53% 55%
UV index
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:32 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 20 July 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 Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 80% 90% 80% 90% 80% 50% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 14 WSW 4 11 SSW 4 9 SSW 4 10 SSW 4 9 SSW 5 9 SW 6 12 SW 8 16 SW 8 16 SW 8 16 SW 7 15 SW 7 15 SSW 7 14 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 13 SSW 6 11 SSW 4 8 SSW 3 5 SSE 3 5 SSE 2 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG G G M G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
60% 62% 63% 65% 67% 69% 69% 69% 67% 61% 57% 58% 62% 65% 72% 78% 81% 83% 84% 85% 84% 84% 85% 86%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:30 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Saturday (Saturday 21 July 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 Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 2 4 SSW 2 4 W 3 6 WNW 4 7 NW 3 7 N 2 7 ENE 3 10 SSE 5 12 WSW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG G VG VG
Humidity
86% 87% 89% 89% 79% 70% 65% 68% 73%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:29 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 22 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 15 W 8 16 W 9 18 W 10 20 W 10 21 W 11 23 W 10 21 W 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 79% 79% 74% 70% 66% 71% 80%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:58 Sunset: 21:27 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Monday (Monday 23 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 6 11 SW 7 13 SW 6 12 WSW 9 20 WSW 10 22 SW 10 22 WSW 9 20 SW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 84% 85% 70% 64% 63% 65% 75%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:59 Sunset: 21:26 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: M
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 July 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 Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 10% 20% 20% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 11 SSW 6 11 SW 6 12 WSW 8 16 W 7 15 WSW 7 16 SW 7 14 WSW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity
82% 83% 85% 73% 68% 65% 67% 75%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:01 Sunset: 21:24 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 5 9 W 5 9 W 5 9 WSW 6 13 SSE 7 16 SSE 8 17 SSE 8 15 E 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 85% 84% 70% 60% 60% 66% 77%
UV index
1 4 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:03 Sunset: 21:22 Moon phase: Waxing 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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