Forecast for the VAILO Adelaide 500 this weekend indicates a change in weather as rain and thunderstorms make their entrance, setting a different tone for the racing event.

According to the Senior Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology, Hannah Marsh, the week’s weather will take a turn after a mostly sunny Wednesday. She stated, “We’ve got a trough of low pressure that’s out over the eastern states, and this is going to intensify and then start pushing back into South Australia later in the week.”

Thursday is expected to start with sunshine, reaching a high of 28 degrees, but clouds will increase in the afternoon, bringing a chance of showers or even a rumble of thunder in the evening. The likelihood of showers increases after midnight, turning into rain on Friday morning, with a potential thunderstorm in the early to mid-morning.

Marsh added, “If we end up towards the higher end of that range it will be one of our wettest days since the 23rd of June, since winter.”

Friday’s maximum temperature is forecasted at 24 degrees, with expected rainfall ranging from three to 20 millimetres. Saturday will have some cloud cover with passing showers, and both Saturday and Sunday are expected to reach a maximum of 21 degrees. Sunday may see a brief shower during the morning or early afternoon.

The meteorologist emphasized the significance of the potential rainfall, noting, “To put that into a bit of perspective, we’ve had a really dry month, we’ve only had point four of a millimetre so far and that was on the 14th of November.”

It seems the Adelaide 500 attendees should prepare for a weather shift, adding an unpredictable element to the anticipated racing weekend.

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