The 2019 Randox Grand National is now just a couple of weeks away and as things stand the weather forecast predictions are far from optimistic. Forecasters predict that rain showers and thick cloud will dominate for the three days of the festival and as such it is likely that umbrellas will be very much in order with sunglasses best left at home. As far as temperatures are concerned we are looking at around 10 degrees, hardly unusual for this time of year but far from spectacular either.
Grand National Thursday
The general consensus is that the Grand National Festival will get off to a wet start with Thursday set to begin with downpours and fairly strong winds of up to 24km/h. The rain should ease up towards the latter part of the day’s racing but it will remain overcast before the rain returns in the early evening, temperatures remaining steady throughout at 12 degrees C.
It is starting to look as though early arrivals on the Friday are going to be getting slightly wet with some rain in the morning, however it is predicted that things will dry-up in the afternoon in time for the racing. Cloud will dominate throughout but the likelihood is that umbrellas won’t be needed for the rest of the day, temperatures peaking at around 10 degrees C.
Grand National Day
The bad news is that Grand National day itself is likely to be the worst day of the festival as far as weather is concerned, rain being predicted for the entirety of the afternoon’s racing so be sure to pack plenty of rainproof clothing if planning to head along to Aintree. It will be cloudy for the whole day with rain expected in bursts at regular intervals and fairly high winds of up to 26km/h. The temperature is expected to peak at around 10 degrees C but it will likely feel much colder due to the winds.
Let’s hope that the forecasters are wrong, they have been known to be!