Rain and falling temperatures in Austria

2016 Austrian Grand Prix weather

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Formula One will run a gauntlet of rain showers over the coming days at the Red Bull Ring.

However forecasters are divided over exactly when the rain is going to arrive. While many agree on a decent risk of rain towards the end of tomorrow’s second practice session, the timing of further showers is unclear.

Around 10mm of rain fail is forecast at some time on Saturday or Sunday, but it could arrive shortly after qualifying and leave the competitive F1 action mostly unaffected.

Those teams hoping for warm conditions, such as Haas, are likely to be disappointed. The weather will get progressively cooler over the coming days, with air temperatures falling to 23C on Sunday. Saturday should see a high of around 27C before the rain arrives.

For more updates on the track conditions during each session keep an eye on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

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3 comments on “Rain and falling temperatures in Austria”

  1. I hope there will be a lot of rain during the GP to spice up the show.

    1. COTD right there. For sure.

      1. Even if I have to drown at the track, let it rain!

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