Grand National 2024: Met Office weather forecast for Opening Day, Ladies Day and Race Day - will it rain?

The three day event returns to Aintree Racecourse this week. But, what will the weather be like for racegoers?
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The Grand National is here, with hundreds of thousands of excited racegoers set to descend on Aintree from Thursday (April 11) until Saturday (April 13), when the main race is run.

Attendees will don their best outfits throughout the three day festival, with the most impressive garments expected to be seen on Friday for Ladies Day as people battle for the Best Dressed award.

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In typical April fashion, it often rains during the Grand National and racegoers who have not remembered to bring an umbrella have been spotted using creative ways to protect themselves from the showers, such as wear Asda bags on their heads. But, what will the weather be like this year?

Will it rain during the Grand National 2024 at Aintree Racecourse?

According to the Met Office, the likelihood of rain throughout the Grand National is low, at 10% or lower on Opening Day (April 11) and Ladies Day (April 12) and Race Day (April 13). Racegoers might even see some sunshine!

Met Office three-day weather forecast for the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse

  • ☁️ Thursday, April 11: Cloudy. High of 17°C. Low of 11°C.
  • ☁️ Friday, April 12: Cloudy changing to sunny intervals by late morning. High of 15°C. Low of 11°C.
  • ☁️ Saturday, April 13: Cloudy changing to sunny intervals in the afternoon. High of 14°C. Low of 8°C.

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