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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)

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    7 °C

Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
Now 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 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night 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%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WSW 3 8 SW 3 9 SW 3 9 SSW 3 9 SSW 4 9 S 4 8 S 4 7 S 4 6 SSE 4 6 NNW 4 6 NNW 4 5 NNW 4 5
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
Humidity
72% 69% 68% 67% 66% 69% 72% 75% 78% 81% 85% 86%
UV index
1 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 2018)
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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 4 5 NNW 4 5 NNW 3 5 NW 2 4 NW 2 3 NNW 2 4 NNW 2 4 NNW 3 4 NNW 2 5 NNW 2 6 N 4 8 N 3 7 NNE 2 7 ENE 2 7 E 2 8 ESE 2 8 ESE 3 8 ESE 3 8 ESE 4 7 ESE 4 7 E 5 6 ENE 4 6 NNE 4 5 N 4 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 90% 91% 92% 92% 93% 93% 91% 89% 86% 82% 77% 73% 71% 68% 66% 68% 70% 71% 75% 79% 83% 84%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:09 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 4 5 N 4 5 N 3 5 N 2 4 NNE 2 4 NNE 2 4 N 2 5 N 3 5 N 2 6 NNE 2 6 NNE 4 7 E 2 6 ESE 3 6 E 4 6 NNE 4 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 85% 86% 87% 88% 88% 89% 89% 86% 84% 81% 70% 66% 73% 84%
UV index
1 1 1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:10 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 4 7 N 3 6 N 3 6 N 5 9 N 4 11 NE 4 11 NNE 5 12 N 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
85% 87% 88% 80% 67% 66% 73% 81%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:10 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 29 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 7 15 N 5 14 N 6 17 N 9 22 N 12 26 NNW 8 21 NNW 8 19 NW 8 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG
Humidity
83% 83% 79% 76% 68% 69% 77% 80%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:10 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 30 June 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 6 ° 9 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 9 18 NW 5 13 WNW 6 13 WNW 8 16 W 12 25 W 8 18 WNW 7 14 NW 7 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
80% 81% 81% 74% 55% 55% 64% 72%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:11 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 1 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 8 15 NW 5 11 NW 5 11 NW 7 14 WNW 7 15 W 5 13 NW 5 10 NW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
76% 79% 78% 74% 63% 59% 68% 77%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 17:11 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Monday (Monday 2 July 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 6 10 NW 4 9 NW 3 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG E
Humidity
83% 85% 83%
UV index
< 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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