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Sunday weather update - rain risk rising 12 Jun 2005

Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Montreal, Canada, 11 June 2005 (L to R): Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) Red Bull Racing with Scott Speed (USA) Red Bull Racing Third Driver.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Montreal, Canada, 11 June 2005 (L to R): Paul Stoddart (AUS) Minardi Team Owner with Christijan Albers (NDL) Minardi.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Montreal, Canada, 11 June 2005 A girl in the water.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 8, Canadian Grand Prix, Qualifying Day, Montreal, Canada, 11 June 2005

Welcome to race day at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.

So far the weather on the Ile Notre Dame has tended to be better than the initial long-range forecast each day, but today could be different. The initial prediction was for temperatures of 31 degrees Celsius. However, it is cooler and cloudier so far than in previous days, and the revised forecast is now for a high of 27.

Showers have also been predicted each day but have yet to materialise, but the chance of scattered showers this morning in the region, and the odd thunderstorm in the afternoon, has risen to 40 percent.

Both tyre companies say that in the event of rain, they are confident of maintaining their performance levels relative to their opposition.

The race will run over 70 laps (305.270 km) and will start at 1300 hours local time, which is four hours behind GMT.