Low chance of rain at Melbourne

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

We haven’t had a wet Australian Grand Prix since the event moved to Melbourne in 1996 and it looks set to stay that way for the 15th F1 race at the Albert Park track this weekend.

There is only a slight chance of rain during the race according to the Australian Government Bureau of Meterology, which says there will be “patchy rain later in the day” in Melbourne on Sunday.

The forecasts for the week ahead in Melbourne suggest temperatures will be in the mid-to-high 20s.

With the ‘twilight’ start time introduced last year we will see track temperatures will drop throughout the race, which will play a role in the team’s set-up preparations. The race starts at 5pm local time. Temperatures were already falling by that time today and dropped by around 3C during the next two hours.

The low sunlight proved a problem for drivers last year who complained of glare at some points on the circuit. As the track isn’t lit any serious disruption to the race could result in the full distance not being completed, as we saw at Malaysia last year.

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