The Masters Weather Forecast 2023 - rain expected throughout the week

We could be in for a colder and wetter Augusta National this year...

The Masters Weather Forecast 2023
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The Masters Weather Forecast 2023

The 2023 Masters is taking place this week and the weather can play a part during the tournament. Wind in particular can have a huge impact on the golf especially around Amen Corner, where the notorious gusts from random directions can lead to high scores and meltdowns. Sun and heat all week has led to firm conditions before, and rain softens the course up which can lead to lower scores if past tournaments are anything to go by. But what is the forecast for the 2023 event? Let's take a look.

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Memories involved with The Masters often revolve around the lush green fairways being bathed in sunlight however early weather reports for the week suggest this will not be the case as you can see below. 

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There have been five times in Masters history where the tournament finished on Monday. The last time it happened was in 1983. In that event play on Friday was completely washed out due to rain and Severiano Ballesteros won by four strokes on the Monday. Some other years the tournament finished on a Monday were - 1973, 1961, 1938 and 1936.

The weather forecast before the tournament begins has often been doom and gloom, and yet somehow it changes at the last second to ensure a normal tournament. We will wait to see if this happens once again and we will keep this page updated!


What do they do at The Masters if it rains?

According to Masters policy, if the rain isn't unusually heavy, the tournament will continue as planned. In heavy rain or in the case of lightning, a rain delay is possible. The round will be completed once the inclement weather has subsided, which has often not been on the same day. 

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