So Fuji's still underwater then? I don't understand why the FIA like to schedule in Japanese races for October...
Nothing's wrong with october scheduling. Oct isnt particular rainy season in Japan as some data suggest. June is the worst followed by sept. Oct isnt a driest month, but 2nd half of october is one of the best seasons as fall rainy season is over by then.
If they can race sometime during Nov-April that's better in terms of avoiding rain, but from Nov-Feb it's just too cold, March too windy. So that leaves April and May. July and August isnt bad but very hot. All in all, late oct is actually one of the best options.
Problem is that in any season, when low pressure system passes by, it just continues to rain. Same as what happened at Suzuka in quali couple years ago as well as in race 1994.
atm low pressure system is passing by and cold front developing rapidly over Japan, so it's expected to continue to rain until nighttime.