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Open Golf Championship 2017 weather forecast

Will the weather impact the golfers?

Sun 16 JulSun 23 Jul 2017

The biggest names in the world of golf head to Southport this July, as Royal Birkdale hosts the 2017 Open Championship.

The biggest golfing stars, as well as thousands upon thousands of fans, will converge at Royal Birkdale between 16-23 July for the world's oldest major golf championship, and the only championship of the four majors to be held outside the US.

Last year's Open Championship took place at Royal Troon where Henrik Stenson won, beating Phil Mickelson to become only the fourth player to win The Open Championship with all four rounds in the 60s, joining Tiger Woods, Nick Price and Greg Norman.

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  • Cloudy 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
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Warnings
Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
20% 50% 50% 20% 60% 80% 80% 30% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 33 51 W 28 45 WNW 32 51 WNW 31 51 WNW 32 51 WNW 33 53 WNW 33 54 WNW 32 52 WNW 32 54 WNW 31 50 WNW 30 48 WNW 28 45 WNW 29 46 WNW 28 44 WNW 27 43 WNW 25 41 WNW 21 35 WNW 21 34 WNW 19 33 WNW 18 31 WNW 16 27 WNW 16 27 WNW 14 24 W 13 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E VG VG E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E E VG E E
Humidity Expand
80% 79% 83% 82% 80% 77% 77% 79% 74% 72% 69% 68% 65% 64% 64% 65% 67% 67% 68% 71% 73% 77% 80% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 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 Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 20% 10% 20% 50% 20% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 12 °
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 11 20 WSW 10 18 S 7 13 SSE 9 17 SSE 10 19 SW 12 21 WSW 10 16 SW 5 9 S 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
E E G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
81% 84% 91% 93% 94% 89% 87% 95% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 17:58 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
Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 11 21 S 10 18 SSW 9 17 SW 10 18 SW 10 18 SW 11 18 SW 11 20 SW 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG G M G VG
Humidity Expand
89% 92% 94% 91% 86% 89% 91% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:55 Sunset: 17:56 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 Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 13 21 SW 11 19 SW 11 18 SW 10 16 SW 9 16 SW 8 14 SW 7 13 SSW 8 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
88% 88% 90% 88% 82% 82% 93% 94%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 17:54 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 Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 8 13 S 7 13 SSE 8 13 SSE 8 15 S 7 14 S 7 12 SSW 8 13 SW 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G VG VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 93% 94% 91% 86% 86% 90% 91%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 10 16 SSW 11 17 SW 13 21 W 11 18 W 14 23 W 14 23 W 13 22 W 14 23
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 91% 90% 84% 83% 85% 84%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: First quarter
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16-23 July - Check the weather forecast before heading to The Royal Troon for the Open Golf Championship.

Golf and the weather

The Open Championship is always played on traditional links courses. Being on the coast they are renowned for hard, fast fairways which come from sunny days and drying winds. This makes for challenging competition, which can be accentuated by the typical British weather elements of wind, rain, fog or thunderstorms.

Rain makes conditions unpleasant for players and spectators alike, and can stop a competition if the greens and fairways flood. But it is thunderstorms that spell danger; lightning poses a significant risk to everyone on the course and play has to be suspended until the storm passes.

For further information about the Open visit the  Open golf official website.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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