British Open Round 2 Weather Forecast for Royal Portrush
Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Rory McIlroy.
- Round 2 of The Open Championship will feature more rain, though primarily in the afternoon.
- Winds will not be as much of a factor as they were on Thursday, with sustained winds down below 10 mph.
If you watched Round 1 of The British Open on Thursday, you probably noticed the weather. It wasn’t very nice on the shores of Northern Ireland.
It wouldn’t be the Open without a little rain. ☔️pic.twitter.com/E4LFFi4ut2
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) July 18, 2019
The sun did make some appearances, but it was an overall poor showing. It’s certainly not a place you’d likely take a trip to during the summer unless you were going to The Open. In fact, the 10-day forecast shows mid-60s with showers on all 10 days.
With that said, Friday is one of those 10 days. Let’s dive into the details.
While winds were around 15 mph for the first round, they will be down at 8-10 mph on Friday, which will likely be the lowest speeds of the tournament. Gusts will top out in the upper teens and there’s not going to be much of a difference between the morning and afternoon.
When it comes to precipitation, there is going to be a difference. Those with the earliest of tee times may stay dry for their entire rounds, as showers are not expected to start until sometime between 10 a.m. and noon local time. After noon, though, the showers will be steadier, as there’s over a 50% chance of rain from noon until nighttime.
Don’t expect persistent, heavy rains, as there doesn’t appear to be any soakers in the cards all weekend. Instead, look for off-and-on showers, sprinkles, light rain and mist to pester the golfers and test their patience (and rain gloves).