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Australian Grand Prix 2018 weather forecast

How will the weather affect the race?

Thu 22 MarSun 25 Mar 2018

The Formula 1 season kicks off once again on 22-25 March this year with the opening race in Melbourne.

Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and defending F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton are just a few of the big names set to battle at high speeds in front of a race day crowd of nearly 100,000 spectators.

 

Australia (UTC+10:00)

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    12 °C

Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
Now 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy 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)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 4 8 WNW 4 8 NW 3 7 NW 3 7 NW 3 6 NW 3 7 NNW 3 7 NNW 4 8 NW 4 10 WNW 4 12 W 6 14 W 6 15 WSW 7 17 SW 7 19 SW 6 19 SSW 7 19 SSW 8 19 S 6 17 S 6 14 S 5 11 SSE 6 10 SE 5 9 SE 4 8 WNW 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
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
75% 77% 80% 84% 87% 87% 86% 86% 79% 71% 63% 59% 55% 50% 51% 51% 52% 57% 62% 67% 69% 72% 74% 77%
UV index
1 2 3 4 5 5 5 4 3 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 18:16 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 2018)
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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% 40% 40% 40% 50% 50% 50% 40% 40% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 5 8 W 5 9 W 4 9 W 4 9 WSW 4 10 SW 5 12 SW 6 13 SSW 6 15 SSW 7 16 S 7 18 S 9 20 S 12 25 S 10 24 S 8 18 SSE 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G M M M G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 82% 84% 86% 88% 87% 87% 86% 80% 74% 68% 51% 50% 57% 61%
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 1
Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 18:17 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 11 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 8 14 SSE 4 9 SE 4 9 SE 7 17 SSE 7 19 SSW 8 21 S 7 17 S 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
68% 69% 68% 52% 45% 48% 61% 69%
UV index
1 5 5 1
Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny day Cloudy Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 13 ° 15 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 12 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 6 12 S 3 8 SSE 3 7 SSE 6 14 S 6 17 S 7 18 S 6 14 S 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 76% 78% 61% 50% 49% 57% 67%
UV index
1 5 5 1
Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 18:19 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 8 ° 8 ° 14 ° 20 ° 21 ° 19 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 13 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 5 8 NE 2 5 NNE 3 7 NNE 5 12 WNW 6 16 NW 5 15 NE 6 14 NNE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 82% 84% 61% 40% 35% 42% 51%
UV index
1 5 6 1
Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 18:19 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Light shower night Cloudy
<5% 10% 30% 10% 10% 10% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 18 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 9 19 N 6 18 N 7 19 NNW 9 23 NW 12 26 W 8 22 WSW 7 17 WSW 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
52% 51% 53% 45% 40% 38% 55% 69%
UV index
1 5 5 2
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 11 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 7 13 WNW 4 10 WNW 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 77% 75%
UV index
1
< Melbourne last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

22-25 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.

 

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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