By Doug Schneider
Here is a model projection of what the weather map is expected to look like for Le Mans Test Day this Sunday across Western Europe:
Le Mans is located at the red dot, and the blue line I've drawn shows the location of a low pressure trough and converging winds. This trough will be the focus for showers and thunderstorms to develop Sunday afternoon. I'm putting the chance of rain at the track Sunday afternoon at 60%, so there's likely to be a period of the test that is run in wet conditions. Winds will be from the northwest at 5-10 mph (or 8-16 km/h), with temperatures in the lower 70s (lower 20s C).
Doug Schneider, Scott Martin, and Stephen McCoy are race fans and meteorologists dedicated to providing accurate forecasts and timely weather updates at racing venues around the world. We forecast for IndyCar, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda, USF2000, IMSA, Blancpain World Challenge America, and World Endurance Championship, as well as major SCCA and NASA events.