The Le Mans weather thread

The Le Mans weather thread

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Kev_Mk3

2,053 posts

61 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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we are due a wet year

FredericRobinson

2,393 posts

198 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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Last year was the first time since I've been going that it hasn't rained at any point over the whole week

davidd

6,156 posts

250 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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Kev_Mk3 said:
we are due a wet year
I'll be happy with a little rain, could do without needing wellies though.

JT3K

300 posts

96 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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I hope it's not as wet as 2015. I just remember it raining so much I could never get dry.

chasingracecars

1,687 posts

63 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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Well it’s doing a good job of raining here today. After test thunderstorm and again most of today. Let’s hope it’s getting it out of its system!

lowdrag

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11,479 posts

179 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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No rain here five miles from Mulsanne, although it seems that we have storm warnings - again - and it seems to throw it down around 10 pm each evening. But these storms are so localised one never knows. The Wednesday of 2008 was a prime example where west of the Mulsanne was deluged for hours and east had drizzle. The entry tunnel to the circuit was over six feet deep, yet at home we were sitting outside.

Kev_Mk3

2,053 posts

61 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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davidd said:
I'll be happy with a little rain, could do without needing wellies though.
true the rain last year was nice as it was so bloody hot

lowdrag

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11,479 posts

179 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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One and a half hours of intense rain last night, and we are into half an hour just now. No TV because the satellite signal is lost. Places like Beauséjour will, if this continues, be a swamp. Let us hope that this is the end of it.


chasingracecars

1,687 posts

63 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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My campsite north of Le Mans is now flooded. I’m off out to tow a Motorhome to safety.

surveyor

15,539 posts

150 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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hmm. This is my fault.

First time in 6 years I have not driven a Range Rover down.....

chasingracecars

1,687 posts

63 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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Steady on chaps!! It’s almost 2 weeks away!!

I don’t think I have ever seen rain like just now! There will not be any left before Le Mans race week!

ClockworkDog

116 posts

86 months

Monday 4th June 2018
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I’ve lost count of the number of feet I’ve had amputated due to trench foot at Le Mans. It completes the experience. I wish you’d all stop moaning.

lowdrag

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11,479 posts

179 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Not moaning in the slightest! Usually my lawn is dying of drought but this year I am cutting twice as much as usual. More storms forecast for today so more of the same I suppose. Off to buy some petrol for the tractor now. Toodle pip.

lowdrag

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11,479 posts

179 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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The deluge started again this morning about one and a half hours ago and shows no signs of abating. Clouds are almost down to roof level in places and the forecast is that it will continue all day with the possibility of hail later. Storms are forecast again tomorrow, Sunday and Monday and showers all through the week right through the race. Let us hope this will change, but whatever, be prepared, especially if you are on those camp sites known to have problems.

chasingracecars

1,687 posts

63 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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The way it’s coming down here there will be no rain left come Friday!!

fatboy18

18,449 posts

177 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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I stayed on the Tet Rouge campsite in 2016, that is the Highest part of the whole circuit and it even flooded on that campsite It was pretty miserable walking around soaked. In the end I got the heater going under the Gazebo and dried everything out, we felt much better walking around in warm dry clothes

Dodge Vipers make great clothes dryers (and yes, the engine was running)
20160617_093604 by Fatboy 18, on Flickr

VladD

7,503 posts

231 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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It looks like it's very wet today and tomorrow, dry Thursday and most of Friday and then the weekend and early next week are also wet. Qualifying could be interesting. I'd say there's a low chance of rain for the actual race weekend itself, fingers crossed.

//j17

3,695 posts

189 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Relax people. The cat has spoken and it's going to be hot.

Potatoes

3,565 posts

136 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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Scorchio!

EOT

Man-At-Arms

5,471 posts

145 months

Tuesday 5th June 2018
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if it rains before we get there, at least the ground is wet enough to push the tent pegs in