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Australian Grand Prix 2019

How will the weather affect the race?

Thu 14 MarSun 17 Mar 2019

The Formula 1 season kicks off once again on 14 - 17 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+11:00)

  • Heavy shower day 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Light shower day 29 °C

    17 °C

  • Light shower day 23 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower night
60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 7 20 NNW 7 18 NNW 6 17 NNW 5 15 NW 5 13 NW 5 11 NW 5 10 NW 5 10 WNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity
60% 59% 58% 60% 62% 64% 68% 72% 76%
UV index
6 5 3 2 1 1
Sunrise: 05:52 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 17 December 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
Light shower night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Overcast Overcast
30% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 9 WNW 5 9 WNW 5 9 WNW 4 9 WNW 4 8 WNW 3 7 W 4 9 W 4 11 WSW 5 13 WSW 5 14 SW 5 15 SW 7 16 SW 8 19 SSW 9 21 SSW 10 23 SSW 8 23 SSW 9 22 SSW 9 22 SSW 8 21 SSW 8 20 SSW 8 18 SSW 9 17 SSW 8 15 S 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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
79% 83% 86% 88% 89% 90% 88% 86% 84% 79% 74% 69% 67% 65% 63% 64% 64% 65% 67% 70% 72% 75% 77% 79%
UV index
1 1 2 4 5 7 8 8 9 7 5 4 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:39 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 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 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 7 13 S 7 13 S 6 12 S 5 11 S 4 10 SSE 4 9 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 11 SSE 5 12 S 5 13 S 5 14 S 6 16 S 8 20 SSW 7 20 S 7 15 S 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 81% 82% 83% 83% 83% 82% 81% 79% 76% 72% 69% 58% 56% 63% 75%
UV index
1 1 2 3 5 7 9 3 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% 30% 40% 40% 30% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 25 ° 27 ° 27 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 22 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 5 10 SSW 3 6 ENE 3 8 E 5 11 ESE 6 15 ESE 5 14 S 5 12 W 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 87% 86% 76% 63% 53% 55% 68%
UV index
2 6 7 3 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% 30% 30% 30% 30% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
23 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 6 12 SW 4 11 SW 5 15 SW 9 23 SSW 15 32 SSW 12 29 SSW 10 25 SSW 9 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G G VG VG G
Humidity
78% 84% 84% 75% 67% 67% 71% 78%
UV index
2 7 8 3 1
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Overcast Cloudy Light shower day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 20% 30% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 11 23 SSW 7 19 SSW 7 20 SSW 11 25 SSW 15 32 SSW 11 27 SSW 9 23 SSW 8 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity
80% 79% 77% 67% 59% 58% 62% 66%
UV index
2 6 7 3 1
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 22 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 10 21 SSW 6 17 SSW 6 18 SSW 10 22 SSW 13 26 SSW 9 24 S 8 19 S 7 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
69% 70% 66% 59% 54% 54% 58% 65%
UV index
2 6 7 3 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 23 December 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny day
10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 7 12 S 3 7 S 4 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG
Humidity
74% 79% 70%
UV index
3
< Melbourne last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

14 - 17 March 2019 - 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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