Is a wet race incoming? Singapore GP weather report

Franz Tost Germany

Formula 1 is returning to Marina Bay Street circuit for round 17 of the 2022 season for the Singapore GP – here is a detailed weather report for the weekend.

Singapore GP first appeared on the Formula 1 calendar back in 2008. The race has since featured in every season skipping 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.

It’s arguably the grittiest race for the drivers where drivers can lose up to 3kg during the whole race.

The race is making a return this year and might be making with a bang – literally.

After a series of dry races – from Austria to the Italian Grand Prix, F1 might again say a wet race.

Looking at the weather report, there are threats of thunderstorms on both Saturday and Sunday.

Here is a detailed weather report for the Singapore GP:

Friday – FP1 and FP2

Cars will hit the track for the first time to tune up for the main race at 6 PM local time on Friday.

FP1 starts with a 50% chance of rain. Light showers are expected earlier in the morning with the threat of rain diminishing the more we reach the night. Even after the sunset, the drivers can expect temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius for FP1 accompanied by 67% humidity and light winds.

After 1 hour of FP1, the second free practice session starts at 9 PM. Temperature is expected to drop by a degree or two by then. The threat of a thundery downpour remains the same with humidity reaching to a maximum of 74%. Chances of rain seal at 40%.

Saturday – FP3 and Qualifying

Live action again starts at 6 PM on Saturday as the cars hit the track for final practice to prepare the cars for Qualifying and the race. The threat of thundery showers is present with the threat of rain again at 40%. Humidity will be around 70% accompanied by 30 degrees Celsius of temperature.

Drivers will then get out on track to set their best times at 9 PM. During qualifying, temperatures are again expected to drop by a degree or two with the threat of thundery showers staying the same. Humidity will again climb up to 77%.

Sunday – Main race

Lights will go out at Marina Bay Street circuit at 8 PM local time.

The weather is somewhat going to remain similar. Chances of rain stay around 40% with increasing as the race progresses.

Humidity will stick around 75% at the race start and increase as the race progresses. Light winds persist with the temperature reaching 30 degrees max.

In conclusion, the Singapore Grand Prix has a looming threat of rain and thunderstorms throughout the weekend. This could add a racing spectacle to the viewers but will be a hard challenge to cope with for the drivers.

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