At the beginning of Masters week, it looked like the tournament would be the second warmest on record. As it turns out, not only was Tiger Woods hot on the course, but so was the climate. The 2019 Masters was actually the warmest on record, surpassing 1999’s record.
The average temperature for tournament days, Thursday through Sunday, was 74.9° according to the National Weather Service. That surpasses the average temperature of 74.6° during the 1999 tournament, according to the Southeast Regional Climate Center.
While the warmest daytime temperature of 86° (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) did not approach the all-time high temperature during the tournament of 91° in 2015, but the average temperature at Augusta Regional Airport, including overnight lows, was warmer than any previous tournament.
Despite several inconveniences caused by rain and thunderstorms in the area, the 2019 tournament was far from the rainiest on record. With only 0.33″ of rain recorded at Augusta Regional Airport, the tournament rainfall record of 1.47″ set in 1936, easily stands another year.