The Masters Weather Forecast 2024: Latest Weather Update From Augusta National

Day two of The Masters was dominated by heavy wind on the course, but the outlook is good for the weekend

The Masters flag
Warm and sunny weather is forecast for the weekend's action
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The weather in Georgia can be interesting at this time of year, to say the least, and that was evident in the first two days of The Masters

The first round was delayed because of thunderstorms, and Friday's play was dominated by strong gusts of wind throughout. 

Augusta National's sub-air system, and those strong winds, will have helped to dry out the course and we're set for more warm, albeit somewhat windy conditions over the weekend in what is sure to make for enjoyable viewing.

It's expected to stay dry too, meaning play should be on schedule.

Weather For The Masters This Week

Friday was beset by brutal gusts of wind, with some faring better than others. Still, while some big names missed the cut, hardly helped by the conditions, others have made it safely into the weekend. 

One of those is Xander Schauffele, who said of the wind: "It was probably the toughest day that - not that I have a ton of experience here, but definitely will probably go down as hopefully the hardest day at Augusta I’ve ever played."

The conditions made for a long time on the course, too, with joint leader Scottie Scheffler saying: "I feel like I teed off 10 hours ago." 

Defending champion Jon Rahm wondered how close play was to being halted: "How long did it take us to play?" he asked. "Over six hours to play just because they had to blow the greens in between groups, and then when you get to a group, people stepping back and back in. It’s just, again, borderline."

Thankfully the forecast is for more forgiving conditions over the weekend, and that's something that pleases three-time Masters winner Phil Mickelson. He said: "I think we’ll be able to enjoy it a little bit more this weekend when it’s nicer and not such a struggle."

According to the most up-to-date Masters forecast, Saturday will be mostly sunny, with temperatures hitting the mid-70s. However, gusts of wind up to 20mph are still expected between 12 pm and 5 pm.

It's due to get even warmer on Sunday, with temperatures reaching the mid-80s and with more sunshine.

The Masters Weather 2024: Full Forecast

  • Saturday: Mostly sunny becoming a bit breezy in the afternoon. Low: 50F High: 76F Winds: WNW 10-15 mph, few G 20 after 12pm
  • Sunday: Mostly sunny and warm. Low: 54F High: 84F Winds: W turning SW 7-15 mph

Augusta Sunset time

  • Sunrise: 7:01am
  • Sunset: 7:57pm

Play can go on until around 8pm if the skies are clear during Masters week

Jonny Leighfield
Staff Writer

Jonny Leighfield is our Staff News Writer who joined Golf Monthly just in time for the 2023 Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup. He graduated from the University of Brighton with a degree in Sport Journalism in 2017 and spent almost five years as the sole sports reporter at his local newspaper. An improving golfer who still classes himself as ‘one of the worst players on the Golf Monthly team’, Jonny enjoys playing as much as he can and is hoping to reach his Handicap goal of 18 at some stage. He attended both the 150th and 151st Opens and is keen to make it an annual pilgrimage.

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