Rain forecast for Saturday at Suzuka

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

The Japanese Grand Prix weekend is expected to get off to a dry start on Friday – but that is set to change over the following days.

Different forecasts give different views of this region’s often changeable weather, but several forecast heavy rain on Saturday, clearing up by Sunday. This raises the possibility of qualifying being hit by rain.

Timo Glock said he was expecting a lot of rainfall during the race weekend:

I think we can expect similarly wet weather in Japan [as in Singapore practice] – the early forecasts are for a strong chance of rain during all the running sessions and possibly during the race.
Timo Glock

Rain fell on F1’s return to Suzuka last year during the second practice session, but not qualifying or the race.

If you?re in the area this weekend, please let us know what the weather is like in the comments.

This weather radar for the region where Suzuka is will allow you to keep an eye on any rain heading towards the track:

Weather radar

Suzuka circuit location

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