Spanish Grand Prix weather forecast: Will it rain during the race?

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weather forecast for the spanish Grand Prix
23 June at 09:10
Last update 23 June at 09:07
  • Ben Stevens

It's race day at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya as Formula 1 returns to Europe this weekend for the Spanish Grand Prix. Last year, we had a dry race, but before the weekend got underway, the weather forecast predicted that rain could disrupt proceedings once again. However, it looks as though that won't be the case.

Qualifying in Catalunya was an extremely tense affair. The tides seem to be changing in F1, and the dominance of Red Bull is diminishing, even in Barcelona, as Lando Norris was able to beat out Max Verstappen by +0.020s to take the second pole position of his career. The improved Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton and George Russell took P3 and P4, respectively, while Charles Leclerc and Carlos Sainz could only manage P5 and P6.

The sun has been beating down on the circuit for the past two days, but it was predicted that Sunday's race may be influenced by rain once again. However, the race will stay dry thanks to an improvement in the forecast.

What does the forecast look like for Sunday's race? 

Reports from Weather.com suggest we will be having a dry race in Catalunya. However, after the bright sun that we saw on Friday and Saturday, there will be a lot of clouds hanging around the track.

There is only a 16% chance that rain will fall during the race, improving from the forecast earlier in the week. Temperatures will still be high, reaching 22 degrees Celsius when the lights go out and racing gets underway at 14:00 BST, with tyre degradation still believed to be a huge factor in today's race