British Open Weather: Forecast Calls for Wind and Rain in Liverpool

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The British Open is notorious for bad weather.

The slogan on The Open website says "forged by nature" and that's become a part of this tournament's identity.

This year, the British Open will take place in Liverpool, England, so let's take a look at what to expect this week.


Thursday looks like it will be a light day compared to what the players have been dealing with so far. According to, the high is expected to be 63 degrees with the low at 56 degrees. There is a 20% chance of rain during the day and a much higher possibility of precipitation in the evening.

The wind is going to be a discussion point throughout the week. The wind Thursday is expected to be relatively light — between 10-20 mph out of the northwest.

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Friday has a much higher chance of rain than Thursday. The report at is showing a 57% chance of rain during the day. The rain showers are expected to come early in the day and the high is 62 degrees.

The wind is expected to be around 15 mph throughout the day.


Saturday is expected to be the rainiest day of the tournament. The forecast is calling for a 90% chance of rain during the day with around a quarter of an inch of rainfall.

The wind direction will be different than the first two days as winds are expected out of the south-southwest at 10-20 mph. The high is 63 degrees.


Sunday is expected to be similar to Saturday, although the temperature is expected to rise to 67 degrees. The forecast has an 80% chance of rain throughout the day.

The wind is expected to be 10-15 mph  out of the west-southwest.

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