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Open Golf Championship 2018 weather forecast

Will the weather impact the golfers?

Sun 15 JulSun 22 Jul 2018

The biggest names in the world of golf head to Carnoustie this July, for the 147th  Open Championship.

The biggest golfing stars, as well as thousands upon thousands of fans, will converge between 15-22 July for the world's oldest major golf championship, and the only championship of the four majors to be held outside the US.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Sunny intervals 18 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 19 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    11 °C

Thursday (Thursday 21 June 2018)
Now 23:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
12 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 7 19 WNW 10 24
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG
Humidity
57% 66%
UV index
Sunrise: 04:20 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Friday (Friday 22 June 2018)
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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 7 18 W 9 19 W 10 18 W 10 18 W 10 18 W 8 18 W 8 16 W 9 15 W 10 15 W 10 17 W 10 17 WNW 11 19 WNW 10 17 WNW 9 16 W 9 14 W 10 16 WNW 10 18 W 10 17 W 11 18 WNW 12 20 WNW 10 19 W 9 16 WNW 9 18 W 9 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG E E E E VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 77% 80% 80% 82% 83% 79% 73% 69% 66% 66% 66% 64% 63% 64% 63% 63% 63% 63% 63% 66% 72% 74% 78%
UV index
1 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:20 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Saturday (Saturday 23 June 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 10 17 W 10 18 W 10 16 W 12 18 W 12 20 W 11 21 W 11 19 WSW 10 16 WSW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
78% 80% 85% 78% 67% 62% 62% 67% 78%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 04:21 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: H
Sunday (Sunday 24 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 18 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 16 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 8 13 WSW 8 13 WSW 9 15 WSW 8 16 SW 9 19 SW 9 18 SW 10 17 SSE 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
84% 88% 84% 74% 60% 57% 61% 79%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:21 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2 Pollen: VH
Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 13 ° 17 ° 19 ° 16 ° 14 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 12 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 6 10 WSW 6 9 WSW 6 10 WSW 7 13 S 7 16 ESE 9 18 ESE 9 15 E 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
88% 91% 79% 65% 54% 66% 78% 89%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:21 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: H
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Mist Mist Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Overcast
<5% 20% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 5 8 NW 3 6 NNE 3 6 ESE 6 11 E 7 15 E 9 17 E 8 16 ENE 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M P P VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
94% 95% 93% 83% 79% 75% 83% 92%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 04:22 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 7 12 ENE 6 10 E 5 10 ESE 6 12 ESE 7 15 ESE 8 16 E 8 14 E 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
94% 95% 93% 88% 81% 80% 83% 91%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 04:22 Sunset: 22:05 Moon phase: Full
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16-23 July - Check the weather forecast before heading to Carnoustie 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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