As the Grey Cup looms, there is one last thing the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Alouettes, and fans need to prepare for: the weather!
One of the great traditions of the CFL’s championship game is that so many of them are played outdoors. Granted, whenever the Grey Cup is in Montreal (which hasn’t been a host in ages) or Vancouver, Mother Nature is not a factor. Otherwise, the two teams left standing must tussle not only against each other but with whatever Canadian weather unfurls in late November.
For the 110th edition, the big game heads to Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ontario.
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110th Grey Cup Weather Report
Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. Montreal Alouettes
As per The Weather Network, one of the country’s most trusted sources for climate predictions, Sunday evening won’t be dreary, but nor will it be too comfortable.
There is very little chance of precipitation (30 per cent in the Hamilton region) and during the daytime, it will be a balmy 6 degrees Celsius, which is as balmy as late November gets in this country.
That said, after the sun sets, the chill makes its presence felt. By Sunday night the temperature is expected to drop to -3 degrees Celsius. The biggest element to be wary of is the wind. Speeds up to 33 km per hour are expected Sunday evening.
Tim Hortons Field is a very open stadium, unlike Mosaic or IG Field. Field goals, punts, and kick-offs could all be affected. Said winds are supposed to be north-westerly. If observed from one end zone to the other on a map, the stadium tilts north-easterly.