Canadian GP Weather: Latest forecast predicts rain for F1 2024 race in Montreal

Canada has a habit for delivering unpredictable weather conditions, so find out the latest weather forecast for the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix

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Formula 1 fans attending the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal should prepare for wet and windy conditions as the latest weather forecast predicts significant rainfall over the race weekend. The event, taking place from June 7-9 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, located on Île Notre-Dame in the St. Lawrence River, is renowned for its challenging layout and stunning location.

Meteorologists have reported that the weather will be particularly unpredictable, with rain showers expected to make an appearance during all three days of the Canadian Grand Prix. In addition to the rain, temperatures are expected to range between 15°C and 23°C, with wind speeds reaching up to 25 km/h from varying directions.

The prospect of rain is sure to add an extra layer of excitement, as wet conditions often lead to unexpected outcomes and increase the likelihood of safety car deployments. Fans will be keenly observing how their favourite teams and drivers adjust to the changing track conditions.

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Friday, June 7 – Practice 1 and 2

Friday’s forecast indicates a high chance of rain, particularly in the afternoon, with a 60% likelihood of showers during both practice sessions. Temperatures will be around 21°C for FP1 and 23°C for FP2, with winds from the northeast at 15 km/h. 

Teams will need to focus on gathering data in wet conditions, which could be crucial for setting up the cars for the rest of the weekend. Rain during practice sessions also presents an opportunity for drivers to fine-tune their skills in handling the slick, slippery track surface of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Saturday, June 8 – Practice 3 and Qualifying

Saturday is projected to continue the wet trend, with rain likely during both Practice 3 and the all-important qualifying session. The temperature is expected to be slightly cooler, around 18°C for FP3 and 19°C for qualifying, with winds picking up to 20 km/h from the northeast. The chance of rain remains high at 60%, making qualifying in the rain a true test of driver skill and strategy.

Sunday, June 9 – Canadian Grand Prix

Race day on Sunday is anticipated to be the wettest day of the weekend, with a 60% chance of rain throughout the day and heavy showers expected. Temperatures will hover around 20°C, with wind speeds reaching 25 km/h from the west-southwest. This combination of wet conditions and wind will present significant challenges for the drivers, increasing the potential for a dramatic and unpredictable race.

John Smith
John Smithhttps://total-motorsport.com
Editor at Total-Motorsport.com and all round Motorsport journalist specialising in Formula 1, IndyCar and Formula E.
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