It’s good to be back again for my second year!
For anyone that’s interested, here’s a quick introduction:
I work as a meteorologist for a small private company, and my passion for the footy is as big as my passion for the weather. I also really get into my Supercoach (since 2011), with some hits and misses in overall, but I mostly play H2H. My biggest claim to SC fame is coming exactly 200th in 2012.
While I am going to get it wrong to varying degrees from time to time (everyone loves to make fun of the weather forecaster!), these reports will normally be issued on a Friday afternoon, with the Thursday night game included with Wackos Whispers, to try and get the latest data to help ensure the highest accuracy. If there are any significant changes to the expected weather for any of the matches through the weekend, I will update the forecast (and add ‘updated’ to the title of the article so you can all spot it). There may even be a twitter post for those who are on there too.
Hopefully this info gives people a bit of a heads up on any weather that may impact on NRL and SC, rather than seeing that the weather is poor (eg: wet, hot, humid) close to lockout for that match, and you make a rushed trade, reserve, or captain decision at the last minute.
Good luck to everyone this year!
Weather notes: N/A this week – nice weather for footy in general!
Note: All times are local.
|Friday||There is a slight chance of a light shower tonight in Newcastle, otherwise it will be fine, with low humidity levels.|
|Knights vs Sea Eagles||Chance of rain||Game temperature||Dew rating|
|Friday||Fine weather is most likely tonight in Townsville, with a chance of a shower at any time. Humidity levels will be moderate, which is quite low by N QLD standards for this time of year, with Sharks players likely to have trained, or even played trials in these humidity levels in recent weeks in NSW.|
|Cowboys vs Sharks||Chance of rain||Game temperature||Dew rating|
|Saturday||Fine and mostly sunny weather is expected for the Saturday afternoon match at Homebush. While the sunshine will have a small impact on player comfort, humidity levels are expected to be low, which will result in fairly good player comfort levels overall by March standards.|
|Tigers vs Roosters||Chance of rain||Game temperature||Dew rating|
|Saturday||Fine weather is expected for the first match over in Perth, and while it will be fairly hot, no humidity is expected, plus a measurable breeze, so player comfort levels shouldn’t be particularly poor.|
|Rabbitohs vs Warriors||Chance of rain||Game temperature||Dew rating|
|Saturday||It will remain fine for the second match in Perth, and the fairly warm and dry conditions continuing, and along with a notable breeze, a rare low dew rating is expected (ie: like playing a day game)|
|Bulldogs vs Storm||Chance of rain||Game temperature||Dew rating|
|Sunday||Sunny and fairly hot weather is expected in Penrith for the Sunday afternoon match. Maximum temperatures are expected to reach 30-32 degrees in the hours prior, with game temperatures in the high 20’s. Player comfort levels will be relatively poor in the sunshine during the first half in particular, however no humidity will be present, so conditions will not be as poor as usual in March on a fairly hot and sunny day.|
|Panthers vs Eels||Chance of rain||Game temperature||Dew rating|
|Sunday||A chance of a shower is expected on the Gold Coast, but it is most likely to be fine for the Sunday evening match. A southeasterly breeze will keep humidity levels low, and limit any dew forming on the playing surface later in the game.|
|Titans vs Raiders||Chance of rain||Game temperature||Dew rating|