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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)

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Light shower day 20 °C

    13 °C

  • Light rain 18 °C

    11 °C

  • Cloudy 26 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 24 °C

    14 °C

Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
Now 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 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 6 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 11 WSW 5 10 WSW 5 10 W 4 10 W 4 10 W 4 10 W 3 10 WSW 4 10 WSW 4 11 SW 4 12 SW 4 13 SSW 4 13 SSW 4 14 S 5 14 S 5 14 S 6 14 S 7 14 S 7 12 SSE 6 10 SSE 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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 89% 90% 88% 86% 85% 79% 73% 67% 63% 59% 56% 55% 54% 53% 57% 61% 65% 69% 74% 78%
UV index Expand
1 1 3 4 6 6 7 7 5 4 2 2 1
Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 19:45 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 4 8 ESE 4 7 E 3 6 ENE 2 5 NNE 2 4 NNE 2 4 NNE 2 5 NNE 2 5 NNE 3 6 NNE 2 7 NNE 2 8 NNW 4 10 SW 4 12 S 4 12 SSE 6 11 SSE 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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 81% 83% 84% 85% 86% 85% 84% 82% 78% 73% 68% 58% 58% 66% 78%
UV index Expand
1 1 3 4 5 5 1
Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 19:46 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy
20% 40% 40% 40% 40% 20% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
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15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 4 9 SE 3 6 SE 3 7 S 5 11 SE 7 15 S 7 17 S 7 16 S 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 91% 92% 85% 75% 72% 79% 85%
UV index Expand
1 4 5 1
Sunrise: 06:22 Sunset: 19:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
10% 50% 50% 40% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 8 16 S 5 13 S 5 14 SSW 8 18 SSW 11 23 SSW 9 21 SSW 7 16 S 6 12
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
89% 91% 88% 79% 65% 61% 68% 77%
UV index Expand
1 5 6 2
Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower night
10% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 40%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 14 ° 19 ° 25 ° 26 ° 23 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 13 ° 18 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 5 9 WSW 3 6 W 3 9 NNE 7 17 N 12 27 N 9 25 N 8 20 N 9 21
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
83% 86% 82% 59% 33% 31% 39% 50%
UV index Expand
2 7 8 2
Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 19:49 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Light shower night Light shower night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
30% 30% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 11 23 NW 6 15 WNW 5 14 WNW 7 18 W 10 23 W 8 23 WSW 7 17 W 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
55% 65% 70% 57% 42% 39% 48% 59%
UV index Expand
2 7 7 2
Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 19:50 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 29 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals
<5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 13 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 7 13 N 5 13 N 7 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
63% 65% 59%
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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