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The 150th Open

Weather Forecast at St Andrews


What's the weather doing for The 150th Open?

The 150th open flag blowing in the wind

Check this page throughout the Championship for updated weather forecasts for each Championship day from the Met Office. This weather forecast was last updated on Sunday 17 July at 9:00am BST.


Weather is a crucial factor in determining the Champion Golfer of the Year, particularly in The Open at St Andrews. Find out how the course will play, and the weather forecast for the week, here.




With record temperatures on the eve of The Open, the Old Course is getting very firm despite brief squalls of rain on Wednesday, and could continue to play that way throughout the week. The forecast is for a sunny start on Saturday, with cloud and winds increasing through the afternoon and into the evening. Highs of 23°C (73°F).


Championship Days


Sunday 17 July

Cloudy with some mainly light rain likely between 7:00am and 9:00am BST. Mostly dry thereafter with cloud starting to break late morning. Turning drier and brighter with some warm sunshine this afternoon. A southwesterly breeze picking up, potentially turning variable in direction from mid-afternoon.

High: 26°C (79°F).
Winds: SW winds, light early in the day, picking up to 8-12 mph with gusts 14-18 mph during the afternoon.