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IAAF World Championships London 2017 weather forecast

Olympic park London

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Fri 4 AugSun 13 Aug 2017

The IAAF World Championships 2017 will see the world’s best track and field athletes return to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 4-13 August, for the biggest global sporting event of the year. Over 660,000 tickets have been sold for the championships, which are set to achieve the highest ever attendance.

Thousands of fans will visit to to see Usain Bolt race in the 100m for the last time, as well as Mo Farah’s final race over 10,000m on opening night.

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    14 °C

  • Overcast 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Overcast 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 13 24 W 10 20 W 10 20 W 9 20 W 8 18 W 8 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
65% 70% 73% 74% 75% 81%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:35 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
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Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 90% 80% 50% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
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9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 8 19 WSW 8 18 WSW 8 19 WSW 8 18 WSW 7 16 WSW 7 16 SW 6 15 SW 6 14 SW 5 13 SW 6 15 SW 6 15 SSW 6 15 SW 7 17 SW 8 18 SW 8 18 SW 8 17 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 14 WSW 7 15 WSW 6 16 WSW 6 15 WSW 6 14 WSW 5 13 WSW 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
79% 79% 80% 81% 85% 86% 86% 87% 87% 88% 89% 90% 92% 91% 92% 92% 92% 90% 91% 90% 91% 91% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:37 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 50% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 5 12 SW 5 12 SSW 4 12 SSW 7 16 SW 10 22 SW 13 28 SW 13 27 SW 12 26 SW 12 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M G M G G G VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 91% 94% 91% 83% 80% 82% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 11 23 SW 10 21 SW 9 18 SW 9 19 WSW 9 19 WSW 8 16 SW 6 13 SW 6 12
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
85% 88% 89% 85% 75% 72% 78% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:47 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 Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 6 11 SW 5 10 SW 5 10 SW 6 12 SW 7 15 WSW 7 14 WSW 6 12 WSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 90% 88% 76% 73% 80% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 17:45 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 13 W 7 14 W 7 14 W 8 16 W 10 20 WNW 10 20 WNW 8 17 W 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 90% 90% 88% 79% 74% 80% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 17:43 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 8 17 W 9 17 W 9 18 W 10 20 W 12 24 W 12 25 W 11 23 W 12 23
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% 87% 86% 83% 75% 72% 76% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:46 Sunset: 17:41 Moon phase: First quarter
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4-13 August – Will new world records be set during the return of athletics to the London 2012 Olympic stadium? Check the weather forecast for the London Olympic Park.

The weather can greatly affect the results of athletic events. For example, some athletes prefer to train in warmer climates and/or at higher altitudes as exposure to these conditions over time can help improve their performance at athletic events.

Different weather conditions also influence the results of athletic events. For sprint events, air resistance plays a major part in an athlete's performance - wind speed can either help or hinder athletes, depending on its direction. For this reason, the results of any races that take place with a tailwind of more than two metres per second are not eligible for world records.

Temperatures affect middle distance runners more than sprinters. Middle distance running events that take place in warmer conditions have the greatest impact on athletes as their muscles tire at a much faster rate; which is why athletes can benefit from training in warmer climates. In contrast, cooler temperatures mean that muscles take much longer to warm up and affect an athlete's performance in different ways.

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