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Weather report for week one of the footy finals

Angus McLean-Smith, Friday September 7, 2018 - 15:44 EST

The first week of finals footy got underway yesterday with Richmond getting up against Hawthorn in the AFL. In what is sure to be a big weekend across the AFL and NRL, let's have a look at what the weather has in-store for the remaining match-ups.

Friday night will see Melbourne take on Geelong at the MCG, with first bounce at 7.50pm. Just across the train tracks at AAMI Park the Storm will take on the Rabbitohs at roughly the same time. Conditions are looking great for footy with light winds and temperatures of around 10 degrees.

Moving north to Sydney, Saturday will see a couple of hometown clashes, starting at the SCG with the Swans taking on the Giants at 4.20pm. Jumping codes the Roosters will then also take on the Sharks at Allianz Stadium at 7.40pm. Conditions will have cleared up after rain and showers in the morning, however there is potential for a shower during the NRL match. Temperatures will sit around the mid-teens from the afternoon into the evening, with gentle winds.

Saturday will also see the Panthers host the Warriors at 5.30pm at ANZ Stadium. Again, morning rain will have cleared by then and winds will be light and out of the south. It will be a little cooler than on the coast, with temperatures of around 14 degrees at kick-off, getting down to around 11 by 8pm.

Over in Perth, West Coast will take on Collingwood at Optus Stadium at 6.10pm. With high relative humidity there will be some cloud around, as well as the potential for the odd, light shower. Onshore winds will be gentle and as far as temperatures go, mid teens are expected.

Rounding out the weekend, on Sunday the NRL will go to Brisbane with the Broncos taking on the Dragons at Suncorp Stadium at 4pm. Clear and dry conditions are expected, with temperatures around 24 degrees at kick-off before dropping down to the high teens by 8pm. Southeasterly winds will be gentle to moderate around kick-off, before slowly weakening.

- Weatherzone

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