UBIMET: Unsettled weather throughout the week, good chance for a dry race

Vienna, April 26, 2016 – Barcelona to host the fifth Formula 1 race of the season this weekend with UBIMET delivering high-precision weather information as the meteorological service provider to the FIA. The latest weather outlook for Barcelona shows unsettled weather conditions leading up to the race, with numerous showers and thunderstorms expected. However, the race itself will most likely see dry weather conditions.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are expected to bring unsettled weather conditions with showers and thunderstorms, especially during the afternoon hours. Storms could produce heavy rain and strong gusts. However apart from these gusty cells, the winds will be predominantly weak to moderate. High temperatures will range between 19 and 21 degrees Celsius.

Friday will start dry, as will the first practice session. However, showers are expected to develop around midday, and this means a high chance of a partly wet second practice session. The maximum temperature will be around 20 degrees Celsius.

Saturday brings more stable conditions, but some showers will still be possible. There will be an enhanced risk of showers or even thunderstorms during qualifying, however the third free training session should remain dry. With cooler southerly winds rolling from the coast, the temperature will max out at 18 degrees Celsius.

The race on Sunday will be predominantly dry with a mixture of clouds and sunny spells. Winds will still be out of the south and the high temperature is once again expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius.