Adrian Sutil, Force India, Spa-Francorhamps, 2010

Traditional Spa rain could affect race weekend

2013 Belgian Grand Prix weatherPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Adrian Sutil, Force India, Spa-Francorhamps, 2010Spa-Francorchamps lies less than 100km west of the Nurburgring, where the F1 cars were in action at the beginning of last month. The circuits share similar climates and both have a reputation for sudden, unpredictable rainfall.

Friday looks like being the best chance for dry and warm weather at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix. There will be some cloud cover, but rain is not expected during practice and temperatures could reach as high as 25C.

The picture will change on Saturday as rain will begin to arrive in the afternoon and could arrive early enough to have an effect on qualifying. This is likely to be sporadic showers rather than sustained heavy rain.

Further rainfall is possible on Sunday, though it will be light and patchy. The current forecast predicts it will appear during the middle part of the day, which could make the race very interesting indeed.

However as is always the case at Spa the forecast can change very quickly. There will be regular updates on the track conditions during each session on F1 Fanatic Live and the F1 Fanatic Twitter account.

Location of Spa-Francorchamps

Spa is near Liege and lies to the west of the Nurburgring.

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