We take a look at the Open Championship weather forecast at Carnoustie

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Open Championship Weather Forecast 2018

The Open takes place at the testing Carnoustie this year for the eighth time.

Weather is always a huge factor in Open Championships, more so than regular tournaments because of just how quickly the conditions change from early morning to afternoon.

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They often say it is luck of the draw with usually one half of the field getting significantly tougher conditions than the other.

Last year we saw brutally difficult conditions at Royal Birkdale in Southport with heavy rain, whilst in 2016 at Troon conditions were so different that there was almost two different tournaments going on.

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That saw runner-up Phil Mickelson finish 11 strokes ahead of JB Holmes in third place.

The weather in the UK has been stunning in the build up so the course at Carnoustie is playing firm and fast with dry, wispy rough.

Open Championship Weather Forecast 2018

Friday 20th

Rain all morning until 2pm is now forecast, winds should be pretty calm between 5-15mph. Should be dry and maybe still in the afternoon if the wind changes direction.

Saturday

Moving day looks like it will be a very fair on with no rain and calm winds with a maximum speed currently forecast at 12mph from the S and SW.

Sunday

The final day of the Championship looks sunny with temperatures of 22 celsius and, crucially, winds will be up there with the strongest of the week. Gusts are currently forecast to reach 25mph and will once again be from the SW.

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