There a few notable weather forecasts in Round 1 of the 2018 H&A season, Gold Coast & Nth Melbourne appear to be headed for a wet contest in Cairns with a possible storm & showers forecast.

At the MCG on Saturday night Hawthorn & Collingwood could also hit by weather with the risk of a thunderstorm listed for late in the day for Melbourne. Expect high winds at the MCG on Saturday night.

GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs forecast is worth keeping an eye on, % chance of rain has increased in the last 2 days, it could be a wet start in Canberra.

Round 1 Forecast

Richmond v Carlton (MCG)

☀ 13-26 Sunny

Essendon v Adelaide (ES)

🌤 16-28 Mostly sunny

St Kilda v Brisbane (ES)

🌦 19-24 A few Showers (5-15mm 100% Chance of Rain)

Port Adelaide v Fremantle (AO)

🌤 23-32 Partly cloudy

Gold Coast v Nth Melbourne (CS)

⛈ 23-29 Showers, Possible storm (4-10mm 95% Chance of Rain)

Hawthorn v Collingwood (MCG)

🌦 19-24 A few Showers (5-15mm 100% Chance of Rain)

GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs (UNSW)

🌧 16-24 Rain at times (6-10mm 90% Chance of Rain)

Melbourne v Geelong (MCG)

🌦 18-23 Showers increasing (0-3mm 80% Chance of Rain)

West Coast v Sydney (OS)

☁ 18-28 Cloudy

*Etihad Stadium (ES) has a roof & it will be closed on game day for forecast rain

Etihad Stadium