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

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Formula 1 moves from Suzuka to Shanghai for the return of the Chinese Grand Prix this weekend – but what does the weather have in store for the three days of action ahead?

In addition to China making a comeback, F1’s Sprint format will be in play for the first time this season, with the 100km dash on Saturday likely to be impacted by rain as things stand.

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Scroll down to get a detailed weather forecast for the weekend.

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2024 Chinese Grand Prix weekend weather forecast

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 – FP1 AND SPRINT QUALIFYING
Conditions: Mostly sunny in the morning then a veil of clouds becoming thicker in the afternoon. Increasing chance of rain by sunset with rain likely in the evening and overnight. Moderate southerly wind with gusts up to 45kph for both sessions.
FP1: 22°C. SQ: 22°C.
Maximum temperature expected: 23 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 12 Celsius
Chance of rain: 60%

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – SPRINT AND QUALIFYING
Conditions: Wet conditions likely in the early morning with a gradual improvement. Dry conditions likely in the afternoon. Moderate northwesterly wind with gusts up to 45kph for the two sessions.
SPRINT: 20°C. Q: 21°C.
Maximum temperature expected: 21 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 15 Celsius
Chance of rain: 80%

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SUNDAY, APRIL 21 – RACE WEATHER
Conditions: Misty and cloudy with low clouds in the morning. Brighter sky and dry conditions likely in the afternoon. Light northerly wind.
RACE: 21/22°C.
Maximum temperature expected: 22 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 13 Celsius
Chance of rain: 20%

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