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F1 Australian Grand Prix weather forecast: Melbourne gears up for mixed conditions

F1 Australian Grand Prix weather forecast: Melbourne gears up for mixed conditions

F1 Australian Grand Prix weather forecast: Melbourne gears up for mixed conditions

F1 Australian Grand Prix weather forecast: Melbourne gears up for mixed conditions

Here's what the weather forecast will look like during the 2024 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.

The F1 circus rolls into Melbourne for the Australian GP, marking the third round of the record-breaking 24-race season.

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The opening two races were a masterclass in control from Red Bull, with Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez securing dominant one-two finishes in both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Can they continue their streak, or will the iconic Albert Park circuit throw up a surprise?

One factor that could play a role is the weather. Here's a look at the forecast for the Australian GP weekend.

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Australian Grand Prix weather forecast

Friday, March 22: FP1 & FP2

Friday's opening practice session saw winds cause havoc for the drivers. The clear skies were deceiving, but for FP2, the weather was calm, with temperatures ranging between 19 and 22 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature: 22°C
Minimum temperature: 10°C
Chance of rain: 0%

Saturday, March 23: FP3 & Qualifying

Rain was forecast on and off on Saturday, with a light breeze and a medium chance of showers in the early afternoon. However the threat dissipated quickly heading into FP3 practice, leaving bright evening sunshine for the pole position shootout..

Maximum temperature: 21°C
Minimum temperature: 13°C
Chance of rain: 0%

Sunday, March 24: Race Day

It's a beautiful day in Melbourne for the Australian Grand Prix. Near clear blue skies line the track with a temperature of 21 degrees Celsius, 45 per cent humidity, and zero chance of rain. There is a slight south-westerly wind which could cause some trouble for the drivers throughout the race.

Maximum temperature: 22°C
Minimum temperature: 11°C
Chance of rain: 0%

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