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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+11:00)

  • Sunny day 29 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 29 °C

    20 °C

  • Heavy shower day 25 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    10 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
Now 23:00
Clear night Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 20 °
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20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 7 13 N 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG
Humidity Expand
50% 55%
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Sunrise: 06:33 Sunset: 19:39 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 24 ° 26 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 29 ° 27 ° 26 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 °
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18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 6 12 NNE 7 13 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NNE 7 14 NNE 8 17 NNE 9 19 NNE 10 22 NNE 11 25 N 12 28 N 14 31 N 14 30 N 14 30 N 14 30 N 12 28 N 11 26 N 10 24 NNE 9 22 NNE 9 20 NNE 8 18 NNE 10 19 NNE 10 19 NNE 10 20
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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
55% 55% 55% 54% 52% 50% 51% 51% 51% 49% 47% 45% 43% 40% 37% 36% 36% 35% 39% 43% 47% 48% 49% 50%
UV index Expand
1 2 3 5 7 7 7 8 6 4 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:32 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 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 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 40% 70% 70% 10%
Temperature (°C)
23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 24 ° 21 ° 16 ° 14 °
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20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 22 ° 20 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 10 21 NNE 11 22 NNE 12 23 NNE 11 24 N 11 24 N 11 24 N 11 25 N 11 26 N 11 27 N 12 28 N 12 29 N 13 30 N 13 27 W 9 20 SSW 9 19 SW 7 15
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 G G G M VG VG
Humidity Expand
49% 49% 48% 48% 49% 49% 52% 56% 59% 61% 62% 64% 68% 83% 83% 75%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 3 4 4 1
Sunrise: 06:30 Sunset: 19:41 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Cloudy
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 14 WSW 6 13 SW 8 19 SSW 11 25 SSW 14 30 SSW 12 28 SSW 10 22 SSW 9 20
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% 75% 68% 52% 48% 52% 59% 62%
UV index Expand
1 6 6 2
Sunrise: 06:29 Sunset: 19:42 Moon phase: New
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
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10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 8 17 SSW 5 13 SW 6 14 SSW 9 19 SSW 10 22 SSW 8 19 SSW 7 16 SW 7 15
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
63% 68% 69% 64% 59% 60% 69% 72%
UV index Expand
1 5 5 2
Sunrise: 06:28 Sunset: 19:43 Moon phase: New
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 14 WSW 5 12 WSW 6 13 SW 9 19 SSW 10 21 SSW 8 19 SSW 7 15 SSW 6 12
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
77% 83% 82% 74% 66% 65% 73% 79%
UV index Expand
1 4 6 2
Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 16 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 6 12 WSW 3 8 WSW 3 9 SSW 5 12 S 5 13 S 5 14 S 6 12 SSE 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
84% 88% 87% 73% 63% 58% 68% 81%
UV index Expand
1 5 5 3
Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 19:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals
10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 4 8 ENE 3 6 NE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 90% 78%
UV index Expand
2
< 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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