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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.

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  • Cloudy 5 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 7 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 7 °C

    7 °C

  • Heavy rain 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny intervals 7 °C

    4 °C

  • Light rain 7 °C

    5 °C

Saturday (Saturday 15 December 2018)
Now 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 Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Overcast
10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 90% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 80% 20%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 23 29 SSE 23 32 SSE 26 38 SSE 27 41 SSE 27 41 SSE 30 46 SSE 30 47 SE 32 49 SE 33 52 SE 34 53 SE 35 56 SE 37 58 SE 38 61 SE 39 61 SE 40 63 SE 38 61 SE 36 56 SE 36 56
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G M M M M VG VG
Humidity
65% 66% 70% 71% 69% 66% 68% 70% 70% 73% 77% 82% 89% 91% 94% 94% 90% 90%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:39 Sunset: 15:32 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Sunday (Sunday 16 December 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
Overcast Overcast Light rain Heavy rain Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy
20% 20% 50% 70% 40% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
0 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 34 54 SSE 31 49 S 24 37 SW 21 34 SW 20 32 SW 17 28 SW 17 28 SW 16 27 SW 16 27 SW 16 27 SW 14 24 SW 12 20 SW 10 16 S 9 16 S 12 19 S 13 20 S 13 20 S 12 19 S 10 15 S 10 16 S 10 15 S 9 14 SSW 8 12 SSW 8 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 89% 90% 91% 91% 90% 90% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 87% 87% 88% 88% 90% 91% 92% 92% 92% 92% 93% 93%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:40 Sunset: 15:32 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% 10% <5% 20% 30% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 6 10 SW 6 10 SW 7 11 SW 7 11 SSW 8 13 SSE 13 20 SSE 19 30 SSE 20 31
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 95% 95% 95% 92% 90% 89% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:41 Sunset: 15:33 Moon phase: First quarter Air pollution: 2
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Heavy rain Light shower night
20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 50% 70% 30%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 21 32 SSE 22 34 SSE 22 35 SSE 24 39 SSE 25 40 S 24 38 S 20 31 SSW 16 25
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G M M G
Humidity
87% 88% 85% 84% 86% 87% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:42 Sunset: 15:33 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 14 22 SSW 14 22 SSW 14 22 SSW 15 22 S 15 23 S 15 22 S 15 23 S 14 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
91% 90% 91% 90% 87% 88% 90% 91%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:43 Sunset: 15:33 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous Air pollution: 2
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Warnings
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 12 19 SSW 11 16 S 10 15 WSW 9 14 W 9 15 WSW 9 14 WSW 10 15 WSW 10 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG G G
Humidity
92% 93% 93% 93% 90% 91% 92% 93%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:43 Sunset: 15:33 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
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% 20% 50% 40% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 10 15 SW 10 16 SW 10 16 SSW 11 17 SSW 12 18 S 13 19 S 13 20 SSW 13 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG
Humidity
93% 94% 94% 93% 91% 90% 90% 88%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:44 Sunset: 15:34 Moon phase: Full
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15-22 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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