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Friday weather update - no rain, yet 18 Mar 2005

Mark Webber (AUS) Williams.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, 17 March 2005 Rubens Barrichello (BRA) Ferrari.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, 17 March 2005 (L to R): A BAR engineer talks with Craig Wilson (GBR) and Geoff Willis (GBR) BAR Chief Designer.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, 17 March 2005 BAR 007 detail.
Formula One World Championship, Rd2, Malaysian Grand Prix, Preparations, Sepang, 17 March 2005

Welcome back to Sepang and the first day of Formula One track action at the 2005 Malaysian Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur.

Yesterday the heat and humidity lived up to the forecast, and the story is the same for today. An ambient temperature high of 34 degrees Celsius is expected today, with humidity to match, though so far the latter is not as bad as it has been in previous years. There is a 30 percent chance of isolated showers in the region, but though there was an even greater chance yesterday no rain fell on the Sepang circuit.

There is still a 20 percent chance of rain on Saturday, together with mainly cloudy weather, and race day may also feature isolated showers. Naturally, the teams are hoping for consistent conditions, but either way they are expecting this to be the toughest race of the season as far as the weather is concerned.