Clashing weather fronts will create a high but unpredictable chance of showers throughout the Brazilian Grand Prix weekend.
Cool air from the south will meet warmer tropical conditions to the north, creating the possibility for rain and even thunderstorms in the three days ahead.
Friday will be the warmest of the three days before the weather takes a turn for the worse, with temperatures almost reaching 30C. The next two days will feel very different, with the air temperature unlikely to reach the twenties.
The first practice session should at least begin with a dry track but a few drops of rain may arrive at the end of it. The chance of a wet second session is considerably higher.
The threat of rain showers will remain a threat throughout Saturday and Sunday. However as previous wet races have shown the local weather system can be volatile. Rain showers develop at short notice with little warning.
How quickly the track is able to dry out could be crucial during the competitive sessions. A combination of cooler temperatures and high humidity may prevent the track from drying quickly.
However the teams lack data on how the resurfaced Interlagos circuit copes with water as there were no wet session during last year’s Brazilian Grand Prix.
Location of Interlagos
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2016 Brazilian Grand Prix
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