Cheltenham Festival 2018 Weather Forecast
Those heading to Cheltenham are furiously checking two things; the form book and the weather forecast. The analysis of the form book may be adjusted as there is rain forecast for much of the festival.
After the heavy snow and thaw last week, the course dried out to good, good to soft in places, but showers over the weekend and next week may make the ground just that little bit softer.
The weekend prior to the festival is forecast to see showers on Saturday with more persistent heavy rain on Sunday afternoon and night.
However, Monday will bring some dry spells with just light rain at times, while Tuesday, the first day of the festival, looks like it could be mainly dry with just the slight risk of scattered showers. There is even some sun forecast for Champion Hurdle day but it will remain breezy with average temperatures of around 9 degrees.
Wednesday will see a return to rain and moderate breezes, and the rain looks like it could be persistent.
Thursday and Friday look like they'll continue to be wet, with persistent showers forecast to fall throughout the rest of the festival, including Gold Cup day on Friday.
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