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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 9 °C

    4 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    3 °C

  • Overcast 9 °C

    8 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    5 °C

  • Light rain 9 °C

    7 °C

  • Overcast 10 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 17 31 NW 15 30 NW 12 26 NW 11 24 NW 9 20 WNW 8 18 WNW 9 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 88% 87% 87% 87% 88% 90%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 08:24 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 18 December 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Mist Mist Fog Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 10 23 NW 11 23 NW 10 22 NW 9 18 NW 7 15 NNW 5 12 NNW 3 9 N 3 8 W 3 7 ENE 3 6 SSW 3 6 S 4 6 SSW 4 7 SW 5 8 SW 5 10 SW 5 11 SW 5 11 SSW 5 12 SSW 5 10 S 5 9 SSE 6 9 SSE 6 9 SSE 6 9 SSE 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG M M M M M M M M G G G M M M P P VP M M
Humidity Expand
89% 90% 90% 92% 94% 96% 97% 96% 96% 97% 97% 98% 95% 94% 93% 93% 94% 94% 95% 96% 96% 97% 96% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:25 Sunset: 15:52 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast
10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
2 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 5 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 6 9 SSE 6 11 SSE 7 12 SSE 7 12 SSE 7 12 S 6 12 SSW 6 12 SSW 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M G
Humidity Expand
95% 94% 95% 95% 95% 96% 96% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 30% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 8 13 SW 9 15 WSW 10 16 WSW 9 15 W 10 16 WNW 11 18 WNW 8 13 WNW 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 95% 95% 91% 92% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:26 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 10 WNW 7 10 SSW 6 10 SSW 7 11 W 7 12 W 7 11 WSW 7 12 WSW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M G VG M G
Humidity Expand
96% 97% 97% 96% 93% 93% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:27 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent Air pollution: 2
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 50% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 13 SW 8 13 SW 9 14 SW 10 15 SW 11 17 WSW 11 18 SW 11 18 WSW 11 18
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
95% 94% 95% 95% 93% 93% 94% 95%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:27 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain
20% 20% 40% 40% 20% 10% 10% 40%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 12 19 WSW 12 19 SW 12 20 WSW 13 20 WSW 14 23 WSW 14 23 SW 15 24 SW 15 25
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
95% 95% 95% 94% 92% 92% 92% 92%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:28 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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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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