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Melbourne weather: What's in store for the Australian GP?

The 2022 Australian Grand Prix could be threatened by rain showers as Formula 1 returns to Melbourne.

With two thrilling Grands Prix kicking off the 2022 Formula 1 season, the sport returns to Australia this weekend to mark the first race in Melbourne since the 2019 event. While F1 made it to Albert Park in 2020, the race was at the very start of the COVID-19 global pandemic and was cancelled ahead of the weekend beginning. Three years on from its most recent race, Albert Park is primed and ready to host Formula 1 once again and boasts a modified track layout for the first time since making its debut on the F1 calendar back in 1996. While there's plenty of change to the layout, the weather could also play a part. Most of the weekend is set to be quite warm and sunny, but rain showers are on the forecast for Sunday's race. With thanks to our friends at WeerOnline.nl, here's the current weather forecast for the 2022 F1 Australian Grand Prix.

Could rain cause chaos in Oz?

Saturday afternoon in Melbourne is set to be dry and cloudy, with the tarmac warming up ahead of qualifying as air temperatures hit around 25 degrees Celsius. But the forecast suggests Sunday could be a mixed bag. While warmer than Saturday, rain showers are expected to fall on Sunday evening and overnight into Monday. However, the showers could arrive a little earlier than estimated and thus have an effect on the race itself. The possibility is there that the race could start in dry conditions, with rain hitting the track as the Grand Prix develops. We will provide an updated weather forecast from WeerOnline.nl as the weekend progresses.

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