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Saturday weather update - the sunshine arrives 24 Jun 2006

(L to R): Denis Chevrier (FRA) Renault Engine designer and Jacques Villeneuve (CDN) BMW Sauber F1.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, 23 June 2006 (L to R): Jenson Button (GBR) Honda Racing F1 Team with Tiago Monteiro (POR) MF1 Racing.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, 23 June 2006 Formula Una girls.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, 23 June 2006 (L to R): David Coulthard (GBR) Red Bull Racing with Michael Schumacher (GER) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, 23 June 2006 Formula Una girls.
Formula One World Championship, Rd 9, Canadian Grand Prix, Practice Day, Montreal, Canada, 23 June 2006

Welcome back to Montreal, and the Canadian Grand Prix.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is located on the picturesque Ile Notre Dame on the outskirts of the city of Montreal, and sometimes temperatures can be cooler than they are elsewhere on the calendar.

After its cloudy and grey start the weather finally perked up on Friday. The good news for Saturday is that the sun is already out, and straight away the Ile Notre Dame should enjoy good conditions with a little cloud and an ambient temperature high of 24 degrees Celsius. It will be sunnier on Sunday, albeit with a slightly lower high of 23.

The 4.361 kilometre (2.709 mile) circuit was resurfaced in places before last year’s race but has since been unchanged. The 70-lap race runs over 305.270 kilometres (189.694 miles) and starts at 1300 hours local time (1700 GMT).