No surprises in Abu Dhabi weather forecast

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Jarno Trulli, Toyota, Abu Dhabi, 2009

The island on which the Yas Marina circuit sits may be man-made but it’s still at the mercy of the natural elements. However they tend to be rather more predictable than those at recent stops on the F1 calendar.

Temperatures in the region at this time of the year are typically around 30C and that’s what’s forecast for all three days of this weekend.

The run of consecutive race weekends affected by rain – Singapore, Japan, Korea and Brazil – is likely to come to an end here. As you’d expect there’s little to no sign of rain – some forecasts are calling for a small chance of light rain on Saturday, but that’s it.

Of course the defining feature of racing at Abu Dhabi is the transition between evening and night which means track temperatures will fall during the race. But that didn’t present much of a problem for the drivers last year.

If you’re going to the race this weekend or live near the track please share any updates on the weather in the comments below and don’t forget to join in the 2010 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix discussion.

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15 comments on No surprises in Abu Dhabi weather forecast

  1. James said on 11th November 2010, 0:01

    The beeb are suggesting heavy rain shower for saturday and light rain shower for sunday. I doubt either will be significant anyway as the rain will evaporate as quickly as it hits the track

    Link to Beeb’s forecast:

  2. I find that forecast funny as the weather in Abu Dhabi is forecast to be fine with the exception of a 20% chance of rain on Saturday.

    Chance of Rain. Scattered Clouds. High: 87 °F . Wind WNW 8 mph . 20% chance of precipitation (trace amounts).

  3. BBC are predicting heavy rain on Sunday.

    Think I’ll believe them.

  4. Stretch said on 11th November 2010, 7:09

    I want a dry race and a RB 1-2, Mark winning. Yes it has potential to lead to a boring race but I’d hate it if Alonso or Vettel won the WDC.

  5. dangarcia said on 11th November 2010, 8:08

    I can confirm (Brit working in Dubai) that it has been a bit stormy this week. The local rag has noted there could be rain over the next two days.

    I will be there on Sunday but not expecting it to rain.

  6. wasiF1 (@wasif1) said on 11th November 2010, 8:15

    Can’t they have a permanent wet race? where it will even rain the pit garage?

  7. Just looked at the BBC weather page, Sun 09:00 GMT, and they are saying rain at 16:00 Yas Marina time. That’s only 1 hr before the race.

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