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What is the weather forecast for the 2024 Australian Grand Prix?

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Formula 1 moves on from the Middle East to Australia this weekend as the 2024 season continues at pace – but what does the weather have in store at Albert Park?

After the intense heat of Saudi Arabia, a much cooler event is expected on the streets of Melbourne, while there could even be the odd shower in the air for drivers and teams to deal with.

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Scroll down to get a detailed weather forecast for the days ahead.

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2024 Australian Grand Prix weekend weather forecast

FRIDAY, MARCH 22 – FP1 AND FP2
Conditions: Partly to mostly cloudy with a slight chance of one or two light showers in the afternoon. Light wind increasing a bit and veering southerly in the afternoon with gusts up to 30 kph.
FP1: 17/18°C. FP2: 19/20°C.
Maximum temperature expected: 20 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 10 Celsius
Chance of rain: <20%

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 – FP3 AND QUALIFYING
Conditions: Partly cloudy in the morning before an improvement of cloudiness in the afternoon. Slight chance of light rain/drizzle in the morning. Light to moderate southeasterly wind increasing in the afternoon with gusts up to 40 kph.
FP3: 17°C. Q: 19°C.
Maximum temperature expected: 19 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 13 Celsius
Chance of rain: 20%

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SUNDAY, MARCH 24 – RACE WEATHER
Conditions: Partly cloudy in the morning with a very slight chance of a shower. Improvement in the afternoon with a dry and mostly sunny race expected. Light to moderate southerly wind during the race (gusts up to 25 kph).
RACE: 20/21°C.
Maximum temperature expected: 21 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 13 Celsius
Chance of rain: <20%

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