We take a look at the Open Championship weather forecast at Royal Birkdale in Southport


The Open 2017 Weather Forecast

The Open 2017 is in town this week at Royal Birkdale and, like every Open, the weather has played a big part.

It’s was a beautiful start to the week, with warm, sunny conditions firming the course up in practice.

The conditions were testing, with Birkdale baked and the rough high, the course is playing firm, fast and seriously tricky.

However, rain came on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, which has softened up the course.

There was then a deluge on Friday night, making the course extremely soft and scoreable.

Saturday saw the easiest conditions of the week, with little wind and soft conditions. Branden Grace shot the first ever 62 in a major championship, whilst Jordan Spieth stretched his lead at the top with a sublime 65 in the final group.

How is the forecast looking for Sunday?

Weekend weather forecast below:

Saturday 22nd July evening

There is plenty of cloud cover and rain is forecast overnight, this will soften up the course which is becoming softer as the days go by.

Sunday 23rd July

Another day of sunny spells and a chance of showers, there is a 20% chance of rain in the afternoon.

Cloud amounts increasing later in the day. Wind could get up to 20mph so conditions will be tougher than Saturday, the pins will also be in their tougher Sunday positions making scoring difficult.

Max temp 18C and a minimum of 12C.