Last time the Japanese Grand Prix was held in 2019 the weekend was reduced to two days due to Typhoon Hagibis.
While there are no typhoons set to disrupt this weekend, there is still going to be changeable conditions set to challenge the drivers.
Suzuka is located in the south of Japan where the tropical weather conditions can often be difficult to predict.
Varying weather conditions will make it difficult for drivers
Friday looks set to be a wet start for the teams as rain passes over the Suzuka area.
According to our friends at WeerOnline.nl, a large area of rain passes over the region of Circuit Suzuka and that results in particularly wet sessions. In total, between 15 and 25 millimeters of rain is expected, very locally even more.
Saturday will be the best day of the race weekend. Dry weather and clear skies will see temperatures reach 22 degrees and a light to moderate wind.
On Sunday we again see a large area of rain pass the circuit which will happen largely in the afternoon.
During the race the amount of rain may not be too bad, but the chance that it will be wet seems very high at the moment (certainly 70-75%).
The weather conditions are therefore very variable this weekend, something that will certainly not make it easy for the drivers.