Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Monaco, 2011

Weekend rain to keep teams guessing in Monaco

2012 Monaco Grand Prix weatherPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastien Buemi, Toro Rosso, Monaco, 2011The Monaco Grand Prix weekend is set for a dry start tomorrow. But the forecast for qualifying and race day is harder to predict and includes a chance of rain.

As is traditional at Monaco the first day of practice takes place on Thursday with no F1 action on Friday.

Thursday practice will be held in warm temperatures with largely clear skies seeing a peak of around 25C during the second session.

However a developing low pressure weather system is likely to affect the region from Friday evening. Rain is likely but whether it will hang around long enough to affect qualifying remains to be seen.

Increased cloud cover should bring the temperatures down by around 5C.

Looking ahead to race day, the forecast is made more tricky by the fact it’s 24 hours’ farther off than usual. At this stage conditions for the race look set to be dry but, again, not as warm as on Thursday.

You can keep an eye on developments in the forecast using the weather radar link below. And as usual we’ll have live weather updates during every session on F1 Fanatic Live.

It’s also the Indianapolis 500 this weekend. As IndyCars do not race on ovals in the wet, the weather forecast here is even more important. Fortunately a dry, sunny day with temperatures in the 30-35C range are expected for the 96th running of the race.

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