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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.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
Now 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 19 32 NW 13 22 WNW 15 25 WNW 13 23 WNW 11 21 W 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
69% 76% 75% 79% 78% 79%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 23 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 Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night
10% <5% 10% 20% 50% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 30% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 12 22 WSW 9 18 SSW 6 14 S 6 15 SSE 7 15 SSE 9 18 SSE 10 20 SSE 11 22 SSE 12 24 SSE 12 23 S 12 23 SSW 12 24 SW 15 26 WSW 16 27 W 15 25 W 15 24 W 14 24 WSW 11 21 WSW 10 20 SW 10 19 SW 8 17 SSW 7 16 S 7 16 S 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G G G M M M VG VG VG E E E VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
80% 82% 88% 88% 90% 92% 95% 94% 95% 95% 95% 93% 92% 87% 82% 79% 80% 83% 86% 88% 88% 89% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:54 Sunset: 17:58 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 Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy rain Light rain
10% 10% 50% 50% 50% 20% 70% 80% 60%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 8 17 SSE 9 18 SSE 11 23 SSE 11 21 SSW 10 20 SSW 14 24 SW 15 26 SW 14 26 SW 12 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
90% 90% 89% 93% 94% 89% 89% 93% 91%
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
Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
50% 20% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 13 21 WSW 10 17 WSW 10 17 WSW 10 17 WSW 11 20 WSW 8 14 SW 6 10 S 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 88% 87% 78% 76% 87% 90%
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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 7 11 S 7 11 S 8 12 SSW 8 13 SSW 8 14 SW 8 13 WSW 8 12 WSW 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 92% 92% 89% 85% 86% 91% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:59 Sunset: 17:52 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 10 16 WSW 11 18 W 12 19 W 12 20 WNW 14 23 WNW 14 23 W 14 23 W 15 24
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
90% 91% 91% 89% 82% 80% 85% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:01 Sunset: 17:50 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 Partly cloudy night
10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 15 24 W 16 26 W 17 28 W 18 29 W 20 32 WNW 20 33 WNW 20 33 WNW 20 33
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG G VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 88% 85% 81% 81% 83% 83%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:03 Sunset: 17:48 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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