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Will it rain at the Australian Grand Prix? Weather forecast for 2024 Melbourne F1 race | Sporting News Australia

Like most sports, weather plays a significant role in Formula 1.

Some drivers thrive in the wet, while others would prefer a dry track.

The Sporting News takes a look at the forecast in Melbourne ahead of the big race at Albert Park.

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Will it rain in Melbourne during the Australian Grand Prix?

Melbourne has a reputation for unpredictable weather, but it is expected to be a relatively clear and sunny weekend at Albert Park in 2024.

Temperatures are forecast to hover just above 20 degrees Celsius with no rain.


Australia Grand Prix: Full Albert Park, Melbourne weather forecast

Data sourced from the Bureau of Meteorology. Last updated Friday, March 22.

Date Forecast Max. temp.  Possible rainfall Chance of rain
Friday, March 22 Sunny 22c 0mm 0%
Saturday, March 23 Partly cloudy 21c 0mm 20%
Sunday, March 24 Partly cloudy 22c 0mm 0%

Melbourne Grand Prix full F1 track schedule: Practice, qualifying, race

Thursday, March 21:

Friday, March 22:

  • Free Practice 1 (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AEDT)
  • Free Practice 2 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT)

Saturday, March 23:

  • Free Practice 3 (12:30 pm – 1:30 pm AEDT)
  • Qualifying (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT)

Sunday, March 24:

  • Race (3:00 pm – approx. 4:45 pm AEST)

The full track schedule – including F2, F3, Supercars and Carrera Cup timings – is available via the Grand Prix’s official website.