May 6, 2021
  • 9:27 pm Darlington & Barcelona – May 2021
  • 12:23 am Abu Dhabi GP, December 2020
  • 1:01 am Turkish GP, November 2020
  • 7:33 am Phoenix Raceway, November 2020
  • 6:39 pm Martinsville & Imola, Oct & Nov. 2020

LATEST RACEDAY FORECASTS

    Darlington Raceway Forecast – May 2021 (NASCAR)

    A slow-moving cold front is edging into upstate South Carolina. After this pushes across Darlington early Thursday, an area of low pressure is forecast to develop along the coast Friday morning. This coastal low will bring a chance of showers into the afternoon Friday, clearing out for some too tough to tame truck racing.

    Over the weekend, a ridge of high pressure is expected to move across the area, keeping conditions dry – perfect for weekend of racing.

    Forecast:

    Fri 5/7 – Trucks (GF: 7:39 PM EDT, FS1): Partly cloudy, NW winds, 8-14 mph, 70/54

    Sat 5/8 – Xfinity (TV: 1:00 PM EDT, FS1), Sunny, West winds, 15-20 mph with higher gusts, 77/47

    Sun 5/9 – Cup (TV: 3:30 PM EDT, FS1), Partly cloudy, SW winds, 15-20 mph with higher gusts, 86/56

    All schedule times are EDT.

    Updated: Wed. May 5, 8:00 PM EDT

    Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – Spanish GP (Formula One):

    For Friday, a coastal trough is expected, which could bring a risk of afternoon showers. A ridge of high pressure moving across central Europe is forecast to bring a nice day for qualifying. By Sunday, a strong cold front is expected to move across the Iberian Peninsula. The current timing is for afternoon/evening rain.

    Fri 5/7: Variably clouds, PM showers, 20/12 (68°F/53°F)

    Sat 5/8: Partly cloudy, 23/14 (73°F/54°F)

    Sun 5/9 – Spanish GP (TV: 3:00 PM LT/9:00 AM ET, ESPN), Increasing clouds, PM showers, 21/13 (69°F/56°F)

    Updated: Wed. May 5, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Dover (NASCAR): Week of May 10-16: Temperatures: Weak signal for above normal, Rainfall: No strong signal, & Wind: No strong signal

    Circuit of the Americas (NASCAR): Week of May 17-23: Temperatures: Weak signal for above normal, Rainfall: Weak signal for above normal, & Wind: No strong signal

    Circuit de Monaco – GP of Monaco (Formula One): Week of May 17-23: Temperatures: No strong signal, Rainfall: Weak signal for below normal, & Wind: No strong signal

    This forecast is updated twice weekly.

    Updated: Wed. May 5, 8:30 PM EDT

    Meteorologists

    NHRA & IMSA Mark Sweeney

    NASCAR, Formula One, & Extended outlook Aaron Studwell, Ph.D.

    F1 at Yas Marina Circuit (Dec 11 – 13)

    Forecast – 12/10

    A dry race weekend is on tap as a ridge of high pressure is expected to remain positioned over eastern Saudi Arabia. While cloud cover will be variable, conditions are expected to remain dry.

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    Fri Dec 11 – FP1 & FP2: Sunny, NW winds, 16-24 kph (10-15 mph), 27/20 (80˚F/68˚F)

    Sat Dec 12 – FP3 & Qualifying: Mostly sunny, AM Light & variable winds, PM NW winds, 10-20 kph (6-12 mph), 26/19 (78˚F/67˚F)

    Sun Dec 13 – Abu Dhabi GP: Partly cloudy, AM Light & variable winds, PM NW winds, 10-20 kph (6-12 mph), 25/19 (77˚F/67˚F)

    Using the World Climate Service (WCS) subseasonal forecast products, RaceWeather is now producing extended outlooks for both NASCAR and F1 weekends.

    With the Formula One season coming to a close, this will be last extended outlook. Thank you for your support and interest in the extended forecasts.

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    Formula One at Istanbul Park (Nov 13 – 15)

    Forecast – 11/14


    A low over the eastern Black Sea will bring northerly winds. Coupled with an upper-level disturbance moving north of the region, this will bring a risk of showers through the afternoon hours.

    Sun Nov 15 – Formula One: Mostly cloudy, isolated showers, northerly winds, 8-15 kph (5-10 mph), 14/9 (57˚F/49˚F)

    Extended Outlook (Updated: Nov 14 – Next scheduled update: Nov 17 evening)

    Using the World Climate Service (WCS) subseasonal forecast products, RaceWeather is now producing extended outlooks for both NASCAR and F1 weekends.

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    F1 at Bahrain International Circuit (Nov 27 – Nov 29)

    There are weak signals for above normal temperatures & below normal rainfall.

    F1 at Bahrain International Circuit (Dec 4 – Dec 6)

    There are weak signals for above normal temperatures & below normal rainfall.

    F1 at Yas Marina Circuit – Abu Dhabi (Dec 11 – Dec 13)


    There is a weak signal for above normal temperatures & no signal for any departure from normal rainfall.