Weather forecast for The 147th Open at Carnoustie
It has been an exceptionally dry summer in the United Kingdom thus far and expect that to continue at Carnoustie this week during The Open.
The links across Scotland have dried out considerably since a cool and wet winter, and the result is firm and fast fairways and in many places, thinned fescue roughs.
The dry spell isn't expected to end this week in Angus, which is calling for warmth and a fairlyconsistent breeze.
As of Tuesday morning, the local forecast in Carnoustie calls for mostly sunny skies with some chances for light rain throughout the week.
On Thursday, a sunny start to the morning will lead to clouds later in the day with a 20% chance of rain. Winds will begin light in the morning but are expected to pick up gradually throughout the day to 12-18 mph out of the SW with gusts up to 22 mph.
Friday is expected to be cloudier than Thursday with light rain chances early in the morning but still generally dry. Winds are expected to be out of the southwest at 10-15 mph with gusts up to 18mph.
The weekend calls for much of the same: mostly dry with sunny spells. Saturday, southwest winds are expected to be light before settling into a 10-15mph range in the afternoon.
The final round will be very simmer with west to southwest winds 10-15 mph. Highs for the week will be between 68 and 72 degrees.
A southwest wind throughout the week means the par-5 6th hole (Hogan's Alley) will play into the wind, while the other par 5, the 14th, will be downwind. The opening two holes will be into the wind while on the closing stretch, Nos. 16 and 18 are downwind while the tricky 17th hole will be into a hurt wind.
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