Daily Fantasy Golf Weather Report for the Arnold Palmer Invitational

What should you know about the outlook for this weekend in Orlando?

Usually, the impact of weather on sports is minimal, but when it comes to an outdoor sport like golf, wind, rain, heat, humidity, barometric pressure, and more can all affect player performance.

The Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Florida is shaping up to be mostly absent of weather issues, however.

Is there anything on the radar to worry about for this iteration?

Let's break it down.

The Forecast

According to Dark Sky, the forecast will be clear overall with a moderate wind for most of the weekend, but the temperatures could come into play.


Thursday is looking to be around 38 degrees at 7:30 a.m., potentially affecting those with tee times early in the day. Some interesting plays, such as Francesco Molinari and Anirban Lahiri, tee off at 7:35 a.m. on the first hole, while Kyle Stanley and Tommy Fleetwood tee off at 7:47 a.m. from the first hole.

The temperature is expected to climb to 60 by 2:00 p.m., possibly helping those with later tee times, such as Matthew Fitzpatrick (1:44 p.m.) and Thomas Pieters (1:56 p.m.) and Luke List (1:56 p.m.).

Winds look to remain around 8 miles per hour most of the day but to peak around 10 miles per hour from 10:00 a.m. to noon.


Winds are expected to peak at around 8 miles per hour on Friday rather than 10 or more on Thursday, and they look to be consistent throughout Friday.

The temperature should climb at a similar rate. Dark Sky forecasts a 43-degree tee time and temperatures around 74 by 4:00 p.m, including 70-degree weather around the final tee time at 2:08 p.m.


Saturday should be warmer, around 52 degrees at 7:00 a.m. and 74 by 2:00 p.m. No precipitation and winds below four miles per hour are good, but the UV Index will peak at 10 in the early afternoon, rather than 9 on Thursday and Friday. Either way, it'll be hot for the early-afternoon golfers every day here.


Sunday is pretty much shaping up to be the same as Saturday but with stronger winds. Winds are expected to sit at or above 10 miles per hour most of the day, and the UV Index should max out at around 9.

The Implications

In all, there isn't too much to worry about. These conditions are going to be manageable for all golfers, aside from possibly an older player such as John Daly in the heat.

You can try to favor the warmer weather, but don't overthink it this week. Trust your research, and the players you think are good fits for this particular course.