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

TAGS:

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.

Related: Open Championship tee times 2018

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.

Related: Open Championship betting tips 2018

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

Sunday

The windiest day of the championship should mean the final day of the Championship looks sunny with temperatures of 22 celsius but, 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. Should be still in the morning so look for fast starters.

As ever, the GM Tipster will have you covered if you’re unsure on where to place your money – read his Open betting tips here.

Make sure you check the Golf Monthly website and follow our social channels for all the latest Open news