Sunny conditions greeted the teams at Spa today ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix but cooler conditions and a chance of rain are expected over the coming days.
While much of Europe is enjoying warm conditions at the tail end of summer an approaching low pressure system from the Atlantic will bring cooler weather to Belgium during the upcoming race weekend.
Current weather models indicate Spa will not experience the worst of this until some time after the chequered flag falls on Sunday evening. But of course all forecasts can be subject to change.
As things stand Friday should be another bright and Sunday day for practice with temperatures nudging close to 30C. That’s around 5C warmer than we saw at any point last year.
Saturday’s weather will be similar, though the approaching cooler air will bring more cloud cover with it, particularly in the afternoon.
Race is currently expected to be a repeat of Saturday: sunny and up to 28C in the morning up until race start time, after which conditions will get cloudier and some light showers are possible. But keep an eye on the weather updates over the next few days to find out whether Spa will serve up another of its famed mid-race showers.
Location of Spa-Francorchamps
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2016 Belgian Grand Prix
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