Rain set to return in Hungary

Posted on Author Keith Collantine

Recent EUMETSAT rainfall projection for Eastern Europe
Recent EUMETSAT rainfall projection for Eastern Europe

The rain which hit the first two days’ running at the Hockenheimring could have a similar effect on this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix.

The EUMETSAT rainfall estimate shows the same large band of rain is heading towards Hungary at the moment. Given its size, speed and direction it could hit practice on Friday and possibly sessions after that as well.

The most recent image from the satellite is reproduced above with the approximate location of the Hungaroring marked in red. Click here to see an animation of the recent rainfall movement.

That is reflected in the forecasts for the next few days. Some of these predict showers on all three days of the race weekend. Others expect the rain to fall only on Friday.

Exactly what happens will depend on how the band of rain moves, so keep an eye on the radar links ahead of each session for up-to-date forecasts. The same links will be on the live comment pages during every session.

The weekend is expected to be warm with temperatures in the mid-to-high twenties.

Weather radars

Keep an eye on changes in the weather with these links:

Location of the Hungaroring

The Hungaroring lies in Mogyorod, to the north-east of Budapest.


View Hungaroring location in a larger map

If you’re in the area and can supply us with any information about the weather, please post it in the comments or let me know using Twitter.

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Image (C) EUMETSAT