The Masters weather: A forecast unlike any other – picture perfect golfing

When the field of 97 golfers takes to the fairways in Augusta, Georgia Thursday through the weekend, they’ll battle nerves and the challenges of one of the game’s greatest tests. But weather will not be an obstacle at Augusta National: the forecast for the Masters is as good as it gets.


National Weather Service forecast for Augusta, Georgia through Sunday.

Golfers and patrons can expect sunny skies each day with highs on balance around 80 (upper 70s Thursday to low 80s Sunday). Morning lows moderate from the 40s Thursday to near 55 Sunday. Humidity will generally be low but may edge into the moderate range Sunday. Winds will be light for the duration of the tournament, generally no stronger than 10 mph from the south and southwest.


Forecast for the first round of the Masters from AccuWeather.com

All of this means conditions should be ripe for low scores, though Augusta National’s notoriously quick greens will tend to speed up as sun progressively dries them out over the next several days.

Heavy rain and storms – producing more than 1 inch of rain – forced officials to close Augusta National to spectators on Monday. Dry weather returned Tuesday, with a high near 70. Similarly pleasant conditions are expected today.

A big area of high pressure sitting off the East Coast is to thank for the pleasant stretch weather forecast during the tournament. It will extend far enough inland to block any disruptive weather in the Southeast U.S. through Sunday.


European model forecasts large area of high pressure off East Coast Thursday night extending into the Southeast. This feature is forecast to stay put through Sunday. (WeatherBell.com)
Jason is currently the Washington Post’s weather editor. A native Washingtonian, Jason has been a weather enthusiast since age 10.
Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Local

Heat Tracker

45
90-degree days year-to-date
Yearly Average
36
Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
24

At a Glance

Sat.

-- /87°

Sun.

partlycloudyday
72° /91°

Mon.

partlycloudyday
74° /89°

Tue.

partlycloudyday
75° /93°

Wed.

thunderstorms
76° /92°
Drop 20%

Thu.

thunderstorms
75° /90°
Drop 30%
National Airport
Dulles
BWI

Right Now

D.C. Area Almanac

 
National
Dulles
BWI
Avg. High
 
Avg. Low
 
Rec. High
 
Rec. Low
 
Sunrise
 
Sunset
°F
 
 
°C
Next Story
Dan Stillman · April 9, 2014

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.