Latest weather forecast for 2024 F1 Australian Grand Prix

The 2024 Australian GP is due to be run between March 22-24 but what will the weather be like at the Albert Park Circuit during the F1 race?


As the 2024 Formula 1 season accelerates towards the much-anticipated Australian Grand Prix, all eyes are not just on the drivers and their high-octane machines but also on the skies above Melbourne’s iconic Albert Park. 

The Australian GP, a jewel in the crown of the F1 calendar, is set to unfold under the sweeping vistas and variable skies of Melbourne, a city known for its unpredictable weather patterns

With the race weekend spanning from March 22-24, the latest forecasts project a largely dry event, characterised by mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies, providing a stable backdrop for what promises to be an electrifying showdown on the asphalt.

Detailed weather forecast for 2024 Australian GP

As the Formula 1 circus sets up camp down under, the stable weather forecast promises to provide a perfect stage for the technological marvels of F1 to showcase their blistering pace and for the gladiators of the grid to display their skill and bravery, all under the watchful eye of Melbourne’s fickle yet forgiving early-autumn skies.

Friday Practice 1 and Practice 2

Forecast: The practice sessions on Friday are expected to see mostly cloudy weather, providing teams and drivers a relatively cool environment to begin their weekend setup and performance evaluations.

  • Temperature: The ambient temperature is forecasted to be between 12°C and 21°C, which is fairly moderate and should be comfortable for both spectators and teams.
  • Chance of Precipitation: The chance of rain is very low at just 2%, indicating that the sessions are likely to remain dry, allowing teams to focus on dry weather setups and tire evaluations.

Saturday Practice 3 and Qualifying

Forecast: On Saturday, the weather will be partly cloudy, possibly leading to slightly cooler track temperatures compared to a fully sunny day, which could affect tire behavior and setup decisions.

  • Temperature: Expected temperatures will range from 11°C to 19°C, making it a bit cooler than Friday. This could impact the car’s aerodynamics and engine cooling strategies.
  • Chance of Precipitation: Similar to Friday, the chance of rain remains low at 2%. With qualifying sessions crucial for grid positions, teams will be relieved by the predictability of dry conditions.

Sunday Race Day

Forecast: Race day is anticipated to be mostly sunny, which could lead to higher track temperatures and potentially impact tire strategies and race pace.

  • Temperature: The temperature on Sunday is forecasted to vary between 12°C and 21°C, which is ideal for a race day, providing teams with consistent conditions to execute their race strategies.
  • Chance of Precipitation: The probability of rain is minimal at 1%, suggesting that the race should proceed under clear and stable weather conditions, allowing for a straightforward strategic battle without the unpredictability of wet weather.
John Smith
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