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Australian Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

How will the weather affect the race?

Fri 24 MarSun 26 Mar 2017

The Formula 1 season kicks off once again on 24-26 March this year with the opening race in Melbourne.

Last year's race was won by Nico Rosberg, with Lewis Hamilton placing second, closely followed by Sebastian Vettel in third. The lap record is held by Michael Schumacher, who set a record of 1:24.125 in 2004.

New Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas will be looking to emulate Rosberg's performance last year, whilst Ferrari and Red Bull will also be keen to grab some points early in the season with their redesigned cars.

Australia (UTC+10:00)

  • Sunny day 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    10 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
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15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 17 WNW 5 15 WNW 5 13 NW 6 13 NW 6 13 NNW 7 14 NNW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
50% 55% 59% 63% 66% 69% 70%
UV index Expand
1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Clear night Clear night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 70% 70% 70% 60% 60% 60% <5% <5% <5%
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 7 14 NNW 7 14 NNW 7 14 NNW 6 14 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 12 NNW 7 15 NNW 7 17 NNW 9 19 NW 10 22 NW 11 25 WNW 12 27 WNW 10 26 W 10 24 W 10 22 W 8 19 WSW 7 16 WSW 6 13 WSW 7 12 W 7 12 W 6 12 W 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
71% 73% 74% 75% 76% 76% 76% 76% 74% 72% 69% 63% 57% 51% 59% 66% 73% 75% 77% 79% 80% 81% 82% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 06:56 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 7 11 WNW 7 11 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 10 W 6 11 W 6 11 W 6 11 W 6 12 WSW 6 14 WSW 8 16 SW 10 22 SSW 9 21 SSW 6 13 WSW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 82% 83% 84% 80% 76% 72% 54% 51% 60% 69%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5%
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9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 12 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
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8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 6 10 WNW 5 9 NW 4 9 NW 6 12 W 6 14 W 4 12 WNW 5 12 WNW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
74% 73% 74% 68% 55% 54% 61% 69%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:53 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower night Light shower night
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40%
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11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
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10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 6 11 WNW 4 9 NW 5 9 WNW 6 13 WSW 7 16 SW 6 15 SW 5 11 WSW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
74% 78% 80% 71% 57% 59% 71% 80%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
40% 20% 10% <5% 10% <5% 10% 10%
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11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
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9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 11 WSW 4 8 SW 4 7 SSW 6 12 SSW 7 16 SSW 6 15 SSW 6 12 SSW 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 86% 86% 76% 60% 56% 63% 70%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
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10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 5 9 W 3 7 W 4 8 WSW 6 12 SW 6 14 SW 5 14 SW 5 11 W 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
75% 82% 79% 74% 64% 60% 66% 76%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 3 1 0 0
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 August 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C) arrow down
11 ° 10 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 11 WNW 4 9 WNW 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 1
< Melbourne last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

20-24 March - How will the weather affect this year's Australian Grand Prix?

Albert Park has hosted the Australian Grand Prix since 1996, when it moved from Adelaide due to popular demand. The circuit is 5.303km long, with drivers completing 58 laps to finish the race.

How does weather affect racing?

Different weather conditions can result in very different races, and Formula 1 teams adapt their strategy accordingly, for example using different tyres in wet conditions.

 

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