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London Marathon 2017 weather forecast

Runners finishing the London marathon

Sun 23 Apr 2017

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the largest annual sporting events in the UK. More than 36,000 charity fun runners take part, as well as hundreds of professional athletes and youth competitors.

This year's event takes place on Sunday 23 April 2017 and is the 37th London Marathon.

 
London Marathon 2017 weather forecast

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  • Cloudy 15 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    13 °C

  • Light rain 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    12 °C

Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
Now 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 14 ° 14 °
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12 ° 12 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 5 18 SSE 7 20 S 10 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG
Humidity Expand
73% 72% 74%
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Sunrise: 07:32 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Saturday (Saturday 21 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
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Partly cloudy night Light shower night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy
90% 90% 90% 60% 10% 30% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 30% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 20% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 11 25 S 13 29 S 13 30 SW 11 25 SSW 10 24 SSW 12 29 SSW 13 29 SSW 13 29 SSW 12 27 SSW 14 31 SSW 17 36 SSW 18 38 SW 19 39 SW 19 40 SW 20 43 SW 20 43 SW 20 42 SW 19 41 SW 18 38 SW 17 35 SW 16 34 WSW 16 34 WSW 16 33 WSW 16 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 88% 90% 85% 87% 88% 80% 78% 73% 70% 68% 69% 66% 66% 62% 59% 61% 66% 74% 79% 79% 78% 77% 76%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 15 33 WSW 15 33 WSW 16 34 W 16 34 W 16 34 W 17 35 W 16 34 W 13 29 W 12 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
74% 74% 69% 68% 68% 56% 56% 66% 73%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 11 22 W 9 20 W 8 16 WSW 6 12 SW 6 12 SW 4 9 SSW 5 10 SSW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
79% 83% 87% 87% 82% 79% 81% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:38 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Light rain
10% 20% 20% 40% 40% 10% 10% 40%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 6 12 SSW 6 12 SSW 6 13 SSW 8 16 SW 9 19 WSW 9 19 SW 9 19 SW 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
88% 92% 93% 92% 88% 81% 84% 88%
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
Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 15 WSW 7 14 SW 6 13 SSW 6 13 SW 7 15 SW 6 14 SW 6 13 W 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 92% 91% 83% 79% 83% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 17:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 6 13 WNW 6 13 WNW 6 13 SSW 6 13 SSW 7 16 NW 7 16 NW 7 14 SSW 6 12
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
89% 89% 90% 88% 82% 79% 82% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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23 April - Will you be competing in the London marathon or cheering on the competitors? Check the London weather forecast.

Weather for runners


London Marathon weather statistics

 

Runners will be looking for a fine spring day to help them get around the 26.2 mile course in London. A mild, but not hot, day with a light breeze will help those charity runners who will still be completing the course past noon. Those conditions will also help the professional runners get around the course in world-record time - as we saw in 2002 when Khalid Khannouchi shaved a few seconds off his own world-record.

The event has seen some extremes of weather in the past 10 years. In 2004 it was particularly wet and windy, and Evans Rutto, the eventual winner of the professional men's race, slipped and fell in the poor conditions.

In 2016 Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya won the men's race in 2:03:05, securing the current men's course record, and second fastest marathon time in history. Jemima Sumgong of Kenya won the women's race with a time of 2:22:58, while in the wheelchair race, Marcel Hug from Switzerland secured the top spot in the men's race and the US's Tatyana McFadden won the women's race for the fourth consecutive year.

The course

Since the London Marathon began in 1981, its runners have raised £830 million for charity, making it the largest single fundraising event in the world.

The London Marathon course passes many of the historic sites of England's capital city. Some of the landmarks runners will take in are: 

  • Cutty Sark and the National Maritime Museum - runners will see these London landmarks around mile six.
  • Tower Bridge - runners cross the bridge at mile 12.
  • Runners will pass the tallest building in the country, 1 Canada Wharf in the centre of Canary Wharf, at mile 19.
  • Runners will then pass Cleopatra's Needle, one of the pair that originally stood at Heliopolis in Egypt.
  • Nearing the finishing line, mile 25 sees the runners pass some of the most recognisable landmarks of the city with the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.
  • With a mile to go, runners take their last few steps down The Mall before completing the race in front of Buckingham Palace.

Check the weather forecast for the London Marathon on Sunday.

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