Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2011

Hungary set to be hot – but wet

2012 Hungarian Grand Prix weather forecastPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, Hungaroring, 2011The F1 track action looks set to be rain-affected for the third race weekend in a row.

But unlike the previous two races the highest chance of rain at present is for race day.

First practice on Friday at the Hungaroring is forecast to see fairly typical conditions: clear skies and temperatures in the high 20s. Some rain may arrive before the second practice session, which begins at 2pm local time.

Saturday looks set to be the best day of the weekend with little cloud and temperatures reaching as high as 32C. That should be enough to push track temperatures beyond 40C.

Sunday will stay very warm but intense atmospheric changes will produce heavy downpours and possibly thunderstorms. This precipitation forecast shows rainfall arriving from the west and covering the entire country during the race.

With the forecast very unsettled you can keep an eye on the developing weather conditions using the radar links below. And of course there will be regular updates on the track conditions on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

Location of the Hungaroring

The Hungaroring is north-east of the Hungarian capital Budapest.

See the location of every race on the 2012 F1 calendar here:

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