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Austrian GP weekend likely to see thunderstorms

NEWS STORY
28/06/2016

Weather outlook for Austrian Grand Prix weekend sees a mixture of sunshine and storms.

Those drivers who excel in changeable weather conditions should be relishing the Austrian Grand Prix weekend if UBIMET, the official meteorological service provider, has got it right.

Whilst there will be sunshine, we can also expect rain and even thunderstorms.

Mostly fine conditions are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday with a mixture of sunshine and some fair weather clouds. Maximum temperatures are expected to reach 23 degrees on Tuesday and 27 degrees on Wednesday.

There will be a mostly sunny start to Thursday with showers expected in the afternoon. The risk of thunderstorms also increases considerably throughout the day as well as the risk of strong winds near any shower activity. Temperatures are expected to reach 26 degrees, before cooling down during the rain.

Mostly fine conditions are expected for Friday morning with the risk in the afternoon of showers and further thunderstorms. Away from shower activity, weak winds are expected with a maximum temperature of 25 degrees.

On Saturday, there will be a mostly sunny start with showers and thunderstorms expected to develop during the day with a high chance of the qualifying being affected. Temperatures are expected to reach a maximum of 24 degrees by early afternoon.

On Sunday morning cloudy conditions are expected, with the chance of some light rain.

However, during race day a mixture of sun and clouds will prevail with dry conditions expected for the race. Weak winds are expected with temperatures reaching 20 to 22 degrees.

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