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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 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    5 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
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Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 19 SW 5 15 SW 6 14 SW 5 13 SW 6 19 SW 5 17 S 5 15 SSE 5 12 S 8 19 S 10 21 S 11 24 SSW 14 28 SW 12 25 WSW 14 28 WSW 11 23 W 10 21 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 19 WSW 8 16 SW 7 16 SW 7 15 SW 8 16 SW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E
Humidity Expand
83% 82% 85% 87% 85% 83% 87% 87% 84% 86% 81% 85% 81% 71% 69% 68% 67% 67% 70% 70% 70% 71% 74%
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1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:53 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 80% 80% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
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11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 5 11 SSW 4 9 SW 7 16 W 10 22 WSW 8 17 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 20 SW 6 13 SSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 81% 86% 82% 78% 68% 65% 74% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
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9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 6 13 SSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 7 13 W 11 21 W 11 21 W 10 19 W 11 20
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
82% 84% 86% 84% 71% 70% 81% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 11 ° 12 ° 9 ° 9 °
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6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 9 ° 10 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 11 20 WNW 10 18 WNW 10 16 WNW 9 16 NW 10 20 WNW 8 16 W 10 18 W 12 22
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
86% 89% 88% 82% 69% 68% 78% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
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5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 28 WNW 17 30 W 17 32 W 16 29 WNW 17 31 WNW 17 31 WNW 17 29 WNW 16 27
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
79% 79% 79% 81% 76% 73% 74% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 17:38 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 29 October 2017)
01:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 14 24 NW 12 21 WNW 13 22 WNW 12 21 NW 15 27 WNW 14 24 WNW 12 21 WNW 12 21
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
79% 78% 75% 75% 67% 68% 73% 76%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 17:36 Moon phase: First quarter
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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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