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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 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
Now 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy shower night Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 80% 70% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 11 W 6 10 W 4 8 W 3 6 WNW 2 3 NNE 1 2 N 3 4 NE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M M G G G
Humidity Expand
56% 58% 59% 61% 70% 73% 73% 72%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 18:03 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 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
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 80% 60% 60% 40% 40% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
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13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 4 7 NE 5 11 NE 6 12 ENE 7 14 ENE 7 15 ENE 7 15 ENE 7 15 ENE 7 15 ENE 6 15 E 7 15 E 7 15 ESE 6 12 ESE 6 11 ESE 5 11 SE 5 11 SE 6 12 SSE 6 12 S 6 12 S 5 12 S 5 12 S 5 11 SSE 4 10 SE 4 10 SSE 5 10
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 G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
75% 75% 76% 76% 76% 77% 78% 81% 83% 86% 89% 88% 90% 91% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92% 91% 91% 92% 92% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: Waning crescent Air pollution: 3
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 60% 30% 20% 30%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 15 °
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 10 SSE 4 10 SE 4 9 SE 5 11 SE 5 12 SSE 7 16 S 9 19 S 10 21 SSE 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M M G G G VG
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 93% 94% 92% 84% 81% 84% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:30 Sunset: 17:59 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 3
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light shower night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 13 26 S 13 26 S 11 23 S 12 24 SSW 14 27 SW 11 22 SSW 9 19 S 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 81% 83% 79% 68% 65% 75% 77%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Light rain Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
60% 50% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 11 23 S 14 28 S 17 34 SSW 18 36 SSW 20 41 SW 20 40 SW 18 36 SW 17 34
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 80% 79% 71% 70% 73% 75%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 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 Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 15 30 SW 14 28 SW 13 26 WSW 13 26 WSW 15 30 WSW 13 27 W 11 23 WSW 10 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
76% 78% 78% 76% 67% 67% 73% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:35 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
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 Overcast Overcast
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 10 19 WSW 9 18 WSW 9 18 WSW 9 19 WSW 10 21 WSW 10 20 SW 9 18 S 9 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
83% 86% 88% 85% 78% 78% 81% 85%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:37 Sunset: 17:51 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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