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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.

  • Heavy rain 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 6 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 6 °C

    5 °C

  • Overcast 11 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    4 °C

  • Overcast 8 °C

    6 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    7 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Clear night
60% 60% 50% 50% 40% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
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4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 27 WSW 11 27 WSW 10 23 W 10 24 W 10 23 WNW 10 25 NW 11 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M G G
Humidity Expand
96% 95% 96% 96% 95% 90% 83%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:51 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
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4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 9 21 NNW 7 19 NNW 7 18 NW 6 17 NW 5 16 NNW 5 15 NW 6 16 NNW 6 16 NNW 6 16 NNW 6 15 NNW 6 14 NNW 6 12 NNW 6 11 NNW 5 9 NW 5 8 NW 4 9 NW 3 8 WNW 3 8 WNW 3 8 W 4 7 W 4 7 W 4 7 W 4 7 WSW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG G G G G G M G G G G G G M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
82% 82% 82% 82% 83% 84% 86% 87% 88% 87% 85% 83% 80% 80% 79% 80% 82% 88% 92% 93% 95% 96% 96% 97%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Overcast Overcast
20% 10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 4 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
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0 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 4 7 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M G
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 98% 97% 91% 89% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 WSW 6 12 W 7 14 W 7 13 W 7 13 WNW 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 VG
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 96% 96% 92% 91% 93% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 6 13 NW 6 12 NW 5 10 NW 4 9 NW 5 11 NW 5 10 NW 5 10 WNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 93% 93% 92% 88% 91% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Mist Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 9 W 5 10 W 6 11 W 6 11 W 7 14 W 7 14 WSW 7 14 WSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G P G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
94% 94% 94% 94% 91% 89% 91% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 15 W 7 14 W 7 14 W 7 15 W 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 94% 93% 91% 90% 92% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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