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Australian Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

How will the weather affect the race?

Fri 24 Mar - Sun 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.

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    6 °C

Sunday (Sunday 25 June 2017)
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NNW 9 20 NNW 10 20 NNW 10 21 NNW 10 21 NNW 10 22 NW 11 23 NW 12 24 NW 12 26 NW 11 24 WNW 10 23 WNW 10 21 WNW 9 20 WNW 9 19 WNW 9 18 WNW 9 17 WNW 8 16 WNW 8 15 WNW 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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70% 71% 71% 70% 70% 67% 63% 60% 60% 59% 59% 63% 67% 71% 75% 79% 83% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:09 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10%
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WNW 8 14 WNW 7 13 WNW 6 13 WNW 6 12 WNW 6 11 WNW 6 11 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 11 WNW 6 11 WSW 6 14 SW 5 11 W 3 6 NW 4 6
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
84% 85% 86% 87% 88% 88% 89% 90% 88% 87% 86% 73% 71% 79% 84%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:09 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy
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9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
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10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
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NNW 4 5 N 3 4 N 3 6 N 5 9 NNW 6 13 NNW 5 12 N 5 11 N 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 90% 90% 83% 61% 57% 67% 74%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 °
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N 7 14 N 5 12 N 5 12 N 7 15 NNW 7 17 NW 5 13 NNW 5 11 NW 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
76% 78% 79% 77% 68% 66% 76% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 7 13 WNW 4 10 WNW 5 11 WNW 7 15 W 10 22 WSW 8 19 WSW 7 16 SW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
85% 88% 88% 82% 68% 68% 75% 78%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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SW 9 16 SW 5 11 WSW 5 10 WSW 6 12 SW 7 14 SSW 5 11 SSW 5 8 SSW 5 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 81% 83% 78% 66% 59% 73% 82%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:11 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night
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8 ° 7 ° 7 °
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7 ° 6 ° 6 °
Precipitation probability Expand
<5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 5 7 ENE 3 5 NNE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 86% 86%
UV index Expand
0 0 0

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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