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Belgian Grand Prix 2022

Spa weather: Could rain again be a factor at the Belgian GP?

After heavy rain forced the 2021 Belgian Grand Prix to be called off after two just laps driven behind the Safety Car, fans will be hoping for more action as F1 returns for the 2022 event. Check out the all-important weather forecast for the weekend at Spa-Francorchamps.

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Rain could be on the way for the forthcoming Belgian Grand Prix, though fortunately the forecasts do not look as troublesome as back in 2021.

Last year's event at Spa-Francorchamps was called off after just two laps behind the Safety Car following torrential rainfall, resulting in half points being awarded to the top 10 drivers.

Now all eyes are on the 2022 race. Following a couple of hot days with tropical temperatures in the area, that heat will be driven away at the start of the weekend by showers moving from west to east across the country.

What will the weather be like for the Belgian GP?

According to our friends at WeerOnline.nl, Friday could see a thunderstorm amongst intense showers, and the rain looks set to continue for a while.

In the afternoon, the temperature will be around 23 degrees near the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, but this will be a little cooler during a shower. There will be a weak to moderate northerly wind.

Rain is also likely on Saturday. However, it looks like there will be a greater chance of the showers falling during the third free practice session, rather than when qualifying begins later on.

The chance of rainfall decreases further on Sunday, meaning that a repeat of the 2021 race does not seem to be on the cards. There may still be fog or clouds in the region during the morning, but this will most likely have cleared by the time that the race gets underway.

As such, fans might even get to enjoy a spot of sunshine, while the temperature will be around twenty degrees for the Belgian Grand Prix.

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