We look at the weather forecast for the 96th USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky

By Matthew Biggadike

We take a look at the weather forecast for the 96th USPGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky…

So far this week the weather in Kentucky has been warm, yet partly cloudy with the odd showers. Let’s take a look at the current USPGA Championship weather (As of Wednesday 6th August at 15:00)

(Forecasts taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/4299276. Temperatures are in degrees Celsius and wind speed is in miles per hour.)

Thursday, 7 August

High Temperature: 28

Low Temperature: 22

Light showers with bursts of sunshine throughout the day

Wind: 7-8 Easterly

Humidity: 60-70%

Visibility: Very Good

It looks like it will be relatively warm throughout the day, however the chance of light showers means the opening round at Valhalla could be a rainy one. The first tee time is 7:30am local time where it will be around 22 degrees. The temperature will rise to 25 by noon and should stay around 28 for the rest of the day. Wind is minimal.

Friday, 8 August

High Temperature: 27

Low Temperature: 22

Heavy Rain showers and thunder storms up until 20:00, where the rain will become lighter.

Wind speed: 9-11 Southerly

Humidity: 70-80%

Visibility: Good

The weather will worsen for Friday’s golf, with temperatures staying warm, but the rain intensifying compared to Thursday. Again, the first tee time is 7:30 am local time, when it’s scheduled to be 22 degrees with expected thunder showers. As the day progresses the temperature will increase to highs of 27 at 17:00. Wind is slightly stronger than Thursday, but is still relatively low. The bookies’ favourite Rory McIlroy tees off at 8:35 alongside Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer, and it is expected that they will encounter some thunder.

Saturday, 9 August

High Temperature: 27

Low Temperature: 22

Cloudy with little chance of rain

Wind Speed: 7-9

Humidity: 70-90%

Visibility: Good

The weather for Saturday will be significantly dryer, winds look minimal, and there doesn’t appear to be any threat of rain, so the weather should open up the possibility for some good scoring. Temperatures get warmer as the day goes on; at noon temperatures of 24 are expected, with highs of 27 at 17:00. Wind speed will be 5mph at 7:00, 7mph at 11:00 and 9mph for the remainder of the day.

Sunday, 10 August

High Temperature: 29

Low Temperature: 22

Cloudy with bursts of sunshine, chances of rain are minimal

Wind Speed: 7-9

Humidity: 60-90%

Visibility: Very Good

As the USPGA Championship comes to a close, Valhalla expects it’s warmest weather of the four days. Temperatures will start at 22 degrees at 8:00, and will rise to 25 at 11:00. By 14:00 temperatures would have reached 27, with highs of 29 come 17:00. As for humidity- at the beginning of the day 91% humidity is to be expected, however this will gradually decrease to 63% at 17:00. Wind speed is minimal. Overall, what promises to be a thrilling final day of golf is to be met by warm temperatures with bursts of sunshine.