The Le Mans weather thread

The Le Mans weather thread

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kiters42

182 posts

132 months

Sunday 14th June 2020
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Perhaps the cat forecast being a strange one this year was really a prediction for next year anyways fingers crossed this time next year It will be Scorcio

old'uns

398 posts

99 months

Sunday 14th June 2020
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Heavy rain apparently most of the afternoon just South of Arnage/Mulsanne at S-I-L"s village....

lowdrag

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11,469 posts

179 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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It was a weekend of showers really, except for the Saturday late afternoon about 5.30pm when a godawful storm swept through Arnage/Mulsanne. I was elsewhere and had to park the car it was so heavy. Couldn't see a thing. Sunday had showers but was mostly dry. Cold in the run up to the race, acceptable during it but certainly not a scorcher.

chasingracecars

1,687 posts

63 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Let’s hope september is what we all hope for.

Out of interest did anyone notice if it rained on the sim race it was supposed to use local weather!

lowdrag

Original Poster:

11,469 posts

179 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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I specifically asked this question on another site and they said no, not at all

LM240

3,563 posts

184 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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I had also hoped they could have put in real time (Le Mans) weather changes. That would have added a great deal of realism.

There was meant to be scope for variable weather but there didn’t seem to be any changes.

I also think the GT cars should simply have had the same performance levels and it is down to set up and driving, rather than having BOP in a virtual world. I assume the LMP were all on that basis and that was very close.

... slightly drifting from weather thread.

Tyre Smoke

17,422 posts

227 months

Monday 15th June 2020
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Clearly they wanted it to look lovely on the sim to attract us to the real thing. Would have looked very unappealing in the pouring rain.

Something else that wasn't realistic on the sim.

GiveItSomeWellie

2,885 posts

162 months

Wednesday 16th September 2020
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BBC Weather painting an interesting picture of the weekend.



Weather link

Tyre Smoke

17,422 posts

227 months

Wednesday 16th September 2020
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I can confirm that it is scorchio currently.

wsn03

1,588 posts

67 months

Wednesday 16th September 2020
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Tyre Smoke said:
I can confirm that it is scorchio currently.
Are there any other people there? Must be very quiet, and very strange

LawrieC

309 posts

70 months

Wednesday 16th September 2020
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The BBC forecast usually add snow and fog, just in case.

But it is from France

Tyre Smoke

17,422 posts

227 months

Wednesday 16th September 2020
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wsn03 said:
Tyre Smoke said:
I can confirm that it is scorchio currently.
Are there any other people there? Must be very quiet, and very strange
It's like the grave. Everything you expect to be buzzing is empty or closed. See my post on Spectator Announcement.

RL17

878 posts

59 months

Wednesday 16th September 2020
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Lots of rain and a few thunderstorms (Saturday worse) and just 5 LMP1s plus 12 hours of darkness. LMP2 for the win!?