Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013

Threat of rain receding in Montreal

2014 Canadian Grand Prix weather

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Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, 2013Early forecasts for the Canadian Grand Prix weekend pointed to a strong chance of thunderstorms on the first day of practice.

But as the start of the race weekend draws near the threat of rain has gradually receded. It’s now looking ever more likely the teams will get a dry start to the weekend, and conditions will remain fine after that.

There will be cloud cover and perhaps the occasional shower during the first day of running on Friday, with temperature reaching around 23C.

By Saturday the cloud cover will have passed and under clear skies air temperatures are likely to be three or four degrees higher. It’s likely to be warmer than any of the three days last year, when track temperatures peaked at 33C during the race.

Sunday is likely to bring more of the same, with sunny skies greeting the cars for round seven of this year’s world championship.

The Montreal Plateau Webcam run by Adrian Platts is a useful way of keeping an eye on incoming weather systems at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, as it is located 2km west of the circuit and usually sees its incoming weather. Find it here:

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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13 comments on “Threat of rain receding in Montreal”

  1. Boooo! We want rain.

      1. @bluechris lol! At first I was preparing a remark to say what good is a rain dance…all they were doing was following the leader, lapping like they were just going in circles…it was just another procession…but then near the end of the “race” they all turned in on the leader, reversed their order, and went off.

        1. Yeah if this will happen in Canada we will see Caterham winning.

    1. Yaaay! Me hates rain.

    2. We have a little light rain right now (8am EDT Friday), it looks right now like the only chance of rain on Sunday would be a pop-up afternoon thunderstorm if the temps get up around 30C.


    1. I do like wet races too, but if I was to place rain on, say, 10 races of a season (and the others being run dry), I´d have a dry running of the canadian gp. It´s already pretty good and entertaining in the dry, there are other tracks which could use some water far more urgently.

  3. Sunday always lives up to its name.

  4. It will be interesting.

  5. Rain – that most elusive of entertainment enhancers. The last wet race was conveniently the highest rated in F1Fanatic history.

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