Does weather play a role in finals?

With the rain tumbling down in Melbourne Town, we wonder about the influence of weather on footy finals. (What is “finals weather”?)

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 weatherzone.com.au. “This weekend’s Preliminary Finals will be played in cool, but fairly gentle southwesterly winds. Showers are highly unlikely during either game. If there [Read more]