Weather at 2021 Masters: How the Forecast Looks for Round 3 and Round 4 at Augusta National

Published 04/10/2021, 4:43 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2021 General view as the scoreboard displays a notice that play is suspended due to bad weather during the third round REUTERS/Mike Segar


Round 3 of the 2021 Masters began on fine terms as the players teed off under bright conditions. However, as the hours passed by the weather turned gloomy and play was eventually suspended due to inclement conditions. The Augusta National has come to a standstill, but how does the weather look for the remainder of the day and for Round 4? 

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Several players completed their rounds after teeing off in the morning at the Masters. However, the last group comprising leader Justin Rose and Will Zalatoris only began their match at 2:20 p.m. Eastern, and abrupt weather caused a halt to their Round 3 progress. 

Rose and Zalatoris are thru six holes in Round 3 at Augusta, while the majority of them have completed their rounds at the 2021 Masters. 

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Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 9, 2021 Phil Mickelson of the U.S. hits his approach to the 1st hole during the second round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

2021 Masters: How does the weather look ahead of Round 4

The prevailing rough weather is no surprise. Climate forecasts caught it coming earlier, and inevitably, the was suspended at 3:58 p.m. due to “dangerous weather.” Moreover, the rest of the evening looks to be in danger of being washed out as well. 

Round 3 is put to a halt at the Augusta National where the temperature is 80.°F. As per accuweather.com, there’s a definite chance that it will rain and cause more delay to the proceedings. There’s a 60+ percent chance of rain precipitation and the organizers at Augusta are already taking precautions against the gloomy skies above. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 10, 2021 Patrons leave the course after a weather warning horn is sounded and play is suspended due to bad weather during the third round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Thunderstorms are also forecasted to drop at Augusta in the evening with winds gushing at speeds of 25 mph. It is predicted that there will be rain for two hours in the evening followed by scattered shows at night. 

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However, one needn’t worry too much about thunderstorms on Sunday as Round 4 is poised for a hassle-free finish. There is only a 6% chance of rain and the conditions look perfect. Strong wind gushes will strike at 14 mph but there’s a low probability of rain precipitation.

The sudden halt to the 2021 Masters has everyone patiently waiting for it to resume soon. Worry not, because the organizers announced the play will resume at 5:15 p.m. EST, after more than an hour’s delay. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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