Weather forecast for 2023 Canadian GP

There is currently a 61% chance of qualifying being wet at the Canadian GP this weekend.

For the fourth round in a row, some rain is expected this weekend at the Canadian Grand Prix; however, the race itself is expected to be completely dry based on the current forecasts.

The entire grid has perhaps become used to rain over the last month or so, given how much of an influence the weather has had over recent races.

The Emilia Romagna Grand Prix was cancelled following torrential rainfall and flooding, the end of the Monaco Grand Prix saw a sudden downpour, whilst Free Practice 3 and the start of qualifying in Spain saw damp conditions.

Rain is expected for a fourth consecutive round, with Saturday set to be when the majority of the wet weather will be present.

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Starting off with Friday, there is a 35% chance of rain during Free Practice 1 and a 19% chance of wet weather in Free Practice 2, meaning the opening day will likely be a completely dry affair.

However, despite the relatively dry forecast for Friday, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will likely be damp to start with.

Significant rain and thunderstorms are forecast for Thursday, whilst there is a 50% chance of rain Friday morning, prior to FP1 which starts at 13:30 local time.

Saturday is when the weather is expected to be much more unpredictable, due to the chance of rain currently sitting around 60%.

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There is a 60% chance of rain during FP3 and a 61% chance of rain during qualifying, whilst the evening is expected to be dry.

It means a few surprises could occur during qualifying, should the rain arrive.

Sunday though, is set to be a beautifully sunny and dry day, with the chance of rain sitting at just 22%.

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However, the weather at the Canadian circuit is known to change incredibly quickly, something which has resulted in some exceptional races over the years.

The most famous of the lot is the 2011 Canadian GP, where rain, thunder, and blue skies caused a chaotic and spectacular Grand Prix.

2009 World Champion Jenson Button claimed victory on that day, following a last lap overtake on four-time World Champion Sebastian Vettel.