Weather Forecast for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Weekend: Are There Any Chances of Rain in Jeddah?

Published 11/23/2021, 3:27 AM EST
Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 19, 2021 Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed


Weather can play a crucial part in how a Formula One Grand Prix pans out. The best example we have had so far this season was the Belgium Grand Prix. With F1 heading to Jeddah for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix, what are the conditions should drivers and teams be ready for?

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Rain can make any race interesting, especially for the fans. But for teams and drivers, it can be a challenge.

What are the conditions for the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix before the race?

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This will be the first time that Saudi Arabia will be hosting a Formula One race, but it’s not the first time that F1 has raced in the middle east. FP1 will kick off at 4:30 pm local time, with the temperature predicted to be at 33 degrees Celsius. Winds are expected to reach a speed of 13 km/h. While humidity is stated to be around 33%, there will be a zero percent chance of precipitation.

FP2 will commence at 8:00 pm. The temperature is expected to drop to 27 degrees Celsius, with winds reaching a speed of 13 km/h. Humidity is predicted to be 47%, and there will be a zero percent chance of precipitation.

The final practice session will start at 5:00 pm. The temperature is predicted to be 27 degrees Celsius. Winds are expected to reach a speed of 19 km/h. Humidity is stated to be at 46%, with a zero percent chance of precipitation.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 19, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during practice REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

The conditions for the qualifying session are said to be at 24 degrees Celsius, with winds reaching a speed of 9 km/h, and still a zero percent chance at precipitation.

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What will the weather be for Sunday’s race at the Saudi Arabian GP?

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As drivers prepare to battle it out in round twenty-one of this season, they hope that the weather is in their favor. The lights will go out at 8:30 pm, with the chequered flag being dropped at 10:30 pm.

Formula One F1 – Qatar Grand Prix – Losail International Circuit, Lusail, Qatar – November 20, 2021 McLaren’s Daniel Ricciardo during qualifying REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

The weather is expected to be cool throughout the duration of the race. The temperature could be around 24 degrees Celsius, with winds reaching a speed of 9 km/h. There is close to a zero percent chance of precipitation.

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What are your predictions for the race? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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