Australian Grand Prix weather update: What are racing conditions in Melbourne?

Could the weather mix things up in Melbourne? Here’s an updated forecast for the 2024 Australian GP

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The weather forecast for the 2024 Australian Grand Prix looks to be relatively calm and somewhat cool conditions at Albert Park in Melbourne, with the race featuring zero chance of rain and sunny skies expected throughout. 

Over the course of the weekend, conditions have remained very consistent other than small fluctuations in temperature between the early and late afternoon sessions. 

With the race starting at 3pm local time, moderate winds, low humidity, and high UV index, F1 fans are advised to stay hydrated, and wear sun protection.

Max Verstappen is on pole position at Albert Park, but faces stiff competition from Ferrari drivers Carlos Sainz – starting second – and Charles Leclerc, who has been fast all weekend.

Oscar Piastri during practice for the 2024 Australian GP | McLaren
Oscar Piastri during practice for the 2024 Australian GP | McLaren

Albert Park weather

As for racing conditions, the weather forecast for the rest of Sunday in Melbourne suggests a partly cloudy day with lots of sunny spells and a maximum temperature of 21°C and a zero percent chance of rain. 

The winds are expected to be westerly at 15 to 20 km/h, shifting to southwesterly at 15 to 25 km/h around midday, and then easing to light winds by the evening, with gusts up to 41 km/h.

Humidity is at 56%, and the probability of precipitation is very low at 3% come lights out, with no expected rainfall. Cloud cover is at 54%.

  • Forecast: The day is expected to remain mostly sunny, turning partly cloudy as it progresses.
  • Temperature: A maximum of 21°C is anticipated, with a temperature of around 20°C in direct sunlight and 19°C in the shade.
  • Precipitation: The chance of rain is virtually nonexistent at 0-3%, with an expected precipitation amount of 0.0 mm.
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