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Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix 2024

Canadian GP set to be disrupted by wet weather

In cooperation with Weeronline, RacingNews365 presents the weather forecast for the 2024 F1 Canadian Grand Prix.

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The Canadian Grand Prix is known for changeable weather conditions and the 2024 edition of the race is set to be no exception.

Whilst Montreal has enjoyed good weather in recent days, a low pressure front is expected to sweep in over the Quebecois city ahead of the weekend.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is located on Notre Dame Island in the St. Lawrence river, and has played host to a number of debut wins in F1, including the likes of Jean Alesi in 1995, Lewis Hamilton in 2007, Robert Kubica a year later and Daniel Ricciardo in 2014.

The track is named after the late ex-F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve, father of 1997 drivers' champion Jacques.

The first adverse weather is due to hit the city on Thursday, with the potential for thunderstorms, while extreme rain showers are expected on Friday as well. This forecast to mainly impact FP2, which starts at 17:00 local time - 22:00 in the UK and 23:00 in Europe.

Saturday and Sunday

There are high chances of rain on Saturday, too. Considerable cloud over is expected over Montreal with intermittent rain also predicted - this means there is a good chance qualifying will be affected.

Sunday will be initially dry, and likely sunny in the morning. However, as the day progresses the chance of rain increases significantly. 

It is not yet clear when the rain is due to roll in, but with a 14:00 local start time (19:00 in the UK and 20:00 in Europe), there is the possibility of a dry-wet race.

High temperatures are not expected throughout the weekend, with highs of 21°C on Friday, which will fall to 18°C on Saturday and Sunday.

The wind force is forecast to be moderate, which could affect drivers with the track characteristics mainly comprising of straights separated by slow speed corners and chicanes.

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