Rain or shine for the Monaco Grand Prix? 

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With just a few days to go until the racing begins, what are the latest weather forecasts predicting for the Monaco Grand Prix weekend? 

Everyone from the fans to the teams and the drivers have their eyes on the weather as the biggest event of the year in the Principality edges ever closer.  

Sudden rain brought havoc and chaos to the Monaco Grand Prix in 2023, when intense showers in the latter stages of racing caused calamity for a host of drivers, including the eventual winner, Max Verstappen, many of whom hit the barriers, slid off track or were forced to make an emergency pit stop.  

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And it could easily happen again this coming weekend as the latest forecasts and predictions are painting a picture of very mixed conditions. 

Like much of the weekend, Friday 24th May will be mostly cloudy, with temperatures hovering at around 18°C. In the afternoon, however, there is a 50% chance of rain and potentially stormy conditions between 4pm and 7pm, coinciding with events in the paddock and the Formula 1 Practice 2 session. 

The weather looks set to worsen on Saturday 25th May, with rain and further storms threatening for much of the day. The likelihood of precipitation sits at between 50 and 75% for most of Saturday. Again, daytime temperatures are unlikely to exceed 17 to 18°C. Given that the afternoon will feature the Qualifying sessions, teams will be keeping a close watch on the developing forecasts with a view to adapting their strategies. 

Thankfully, Race Day on Sunday 26th May looks considerably better weather-wise, although any Riviera local will tell you how quickly la météo can change in the region.  

Current predictions suggest a sunny start to the day, with clouds beginning to gather in the early afternoon, but no rain on the horizon. Temperatures are likely to be slightly warmer too, rising to around 20°C 

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