Canada: Thursday weather update

It's been wet, cold and miserable in Montreal on Thursday, as the F1 paddock gathered for the traditional media day before the action kicks off tomorrow morning. The weather forecast for the weekend has taken a turn for the worst in recent days and all signs are now pointing to a partially wet three-day event.

The driest day of the weekend is expected to be tomorrow, with just a 20% chance of rain and largely clear skies forecast for much of the day. Temperatures will hit a high of 25°C, lower than earlier forecasts, although heavy rain-bearing cloud will roll in from the South as night approaches.

That cloud will lead to higher chances of rain on Saturday, with showers currently being forecast for Montreal at a chance of 30%. The night is expected to be dry. Meanwhile, temperatures will drop to a high of 23°C.

The rain is expected to return again for race-day Sunday, with over a 50% chance of precipitation at some stage during the day. Highest temperatures will rise slightly to 25°C.

The Canadian Grand Prix is usually associated with dry and warm conditions, with all but one of the last 18 races having been run in the dry. The last wet-weather race in Montreal was the 2000 edition.

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