AFL Preliminary and Grand Final weather

By Brett Dutschke

Despite Melbourne’s warm and windy weather today, cooler but calmer conditions are likely for this weekend’s AFL Preliminary Finals and also the following weekend’s Grand Final, according to

“This weekend’s Preliminary Finals will be played in cool, but fairly gentle southwesterly winds. Showers are highly unlikely during either game. If there is a shower it will only be brief and light, not even worthy of a raincoat,” Weatherzone meteorologist Brett Dutschke said.

“The temperature will be about 13 degrees for Collingwood versus Hawthorn on Friday night and near 15 degrees for Geelong versus West Coast on Saturday afternoon, good for players and spectators,” Dutschke said.

Good footy weather should also grace the Grand Final on the following Saturday. “It looks like being the coolest Grand Final in two years with the game being played in temperatures in the mid-to-high teens.

” There’s virtually no chance of repeating the 14-degree chill of the 2009 Geelong-St Kilda game or the 24-degree warmth of the 2008 Geelong-Hawthorn match.

“However, you might need a coat if you’re going to watch the Parade, with a risk of a shower and brisk winds. There may be a shower on Grand Final morning, but the game itself is much less likely to be wet or windy. In fact, you have more chance of being sunburnt than rained on during the game,” Dutschke said.


  1. “It looks like being the coolest Grand Final in two years”

    So, cooler than last year then

  2. Brett,

    Don’t happen to know what the weather will be like in Tooleybuc do you?

    Bloody ABC never reports it.

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