Grand National: Weather forecast as punters get ready for Ladies Day
Met Office forecasters are predicting a mild, but cloudy, day ahead for day two of races at Aintree, Liverpool.
Ladies Day is a chance for the gals to get their glamour on as they strut their stuff in their best cobbler.
It is famed for its eye-popping fashion and intricately designed and dazzling hats.
Aintree doesn’t have a strict dress code like other racecourses, so girls get to dress-up as they like for the festivities.
Weather looks to have a sunny spell this morning, before clouding over as temperatures remain steady at 11C.
“A dry day with sunny spells”
Rain isn’t forecast for the course, but Met Office chiefs have warned there is some around for the North West.
Ladies Day punters will be hoping the rainclouds don’t change direction and rain on their parade.
Temperatures will be better going into the weekend for the rest of the Grand National.
Saturday is predicted to see highs of 14C later in the afternoon – with sunny spells throughout the day.
In their regional forecast, the Met Office predicted “mainly does, bright and breezy”.
It reads: “Mostly cloudy to start with the odd shower possible in the southwest.
“Otherwise a dry day with sunny spells, but windy, especially so during the morning.
“Compared with recent days it will be a little less cold. Maximum temperature 14C.”
And then for tonight, Met Office forecasters warned its going to cold and frosty as temperatures plunge to 1C.
Fog may also come rolling in overnight – but it will be mostly dry with clear spells.
For Saturday, forecasters said: “Largely dry with the best of any bright and warm weather in the west.
“Often cloudier in the east and over hills with mist, drizzle and the odd heavier shower. Maximum temperature 14C.”
The Jockey Club offers some fashion advice for punters looking to attend Aintree on Ladies Day.
It urges racegoers to dress to impress and opt for smart clothes.
And the course reserves the right to boot anyone out who isn’t dress appropriately.
Sports clothes and fancy dress are also not permitted at the Merseyside racecourse.
The Jockey Club’s advice reads: “Although there is no official dress code, smart is preferable and is often adopted.
“Aintree is a spectacle of colour throughout the year, with many using their trip to the racecourse as an opportunity to showcase their favourite raceday outfits.
“Hats are optional too, but are frequently worn.
“Sports clothes and fancy dress are not permitted for The Randox Health Grand National Festival.
“We encourage smart dress in all enclosures so feel free to dress up and enjoy the occasion.”
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