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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 33 °C

    25 °C

  • Light rain 36 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 24 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny intervals 25 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 30 °C

    14 °C

Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
Now 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 22 ° 24 ° 26 ° 28 ° 29 ° 31 ° 32 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 23 ° 25 ° 27 ° 29 ° 30 ° 32 ° 32 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 ° 29 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 3 7 N 3 6 NNE 3 6 NNE 2 6 NE 2 7 NE 2 8 ENE 2 9 ENE 4 10 E 3 10 ESE 3 9 SE 3 9 SSE 3 10 SSE 3 10 SE 4 11 SE 4 10 SE 4 10 SE 4 9 ESE 6 9 E 5 10 ENE 6 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 VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 85% 83% 80% 72% 64% 56% 50% 44% 37% 35% 33% 31% 35% 39% 42% 44% 47% 49%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 4 6 8 8 9 9 7 5 3 2 2 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 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 Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 70% 70% 10%
Temperature (°C)
28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 29 ° 29 ° 30 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 32 ° 35 ° 29 ° 23 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 28 ° 29 ° 30 ° 33 ° 27 ° 23 ° 22 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 6 11 NE 7 13 NE 8 14 NE 8 16 NNE 8 18 NNE 8 20 NNE 10 22 NNE 10 24 NNE 10 26 NNE 10 26 N 10 26 N 11 25 NNW 13 29 SW 9 22 SSE 6 17 SE 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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
48% 47% 46% 45% 43% 41% 42% 43% 44% 43% 43% 42% 31% 46% 58% 66%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 3 4 6 7 3 1
Sunrise: 05:53 Sunset: 20:40 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Heavy shower night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
50% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 23 ° 24 ° 21 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
21 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 4 8 WNW 4 8 WNW 5 12 W 8 21 WSW 13 29 SSW 10 25 SSW 9 22 SSW 7 18
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
73% 68% 60% 45% 43% 54% 54% 57%
UV index Expand
2 9 9 3 1
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:41 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 14 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 7 14 WSW 3 8 WSW 3 10 SW 5 14 SSW 6 18 S 6 16 S 7 16 SSE 6 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
61% 66% 64% 53% 45% 43% 50% 64%
UV index Expand
2 9 11 4 1
Sunrise: 05:54 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 24 ° 25 ° 22 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
17 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 23 ° 24 ° 21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 6 12 S 2 7 S 3 7 S 4 11 SSW 4 14 SSW 6 16 S 6 14 SSE 6 11
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
73% 76% 73% 61% 47% 40% 49% 60%
UV index Expand
2 9 10 4 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 20 ° 24 ° 28 ° 28 ° 24 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
19 ° 18 ° 19 ° 23 ° 26 ° 26 ° 22 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 5 9 W 3 6 NW 3 10 WNW 6 16 WSW 8 21 SW 7 22 SSW 7 17 SSE 7 16
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
70% 76% 68% 44% 32% 28% 45% 64%
UV index Expand
2 9 10 3 1
Sunrise: 05:55 Sunset: 20:43 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (Sunday 24 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day
30% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 17 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
18 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 17 SW 5 14 SW 6 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G
Humidity Expand
69% 75% 71%
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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