The Sepang weather is set to play a critical role in Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. Mostly the leading weather broadcasters predicted rain and thunderstorms for all three days of running.
60% chance of heavy rain in Friday practice session with strong West/North Westerly winds from 14.00 onwards, humidity will rise to around 80% also meaning FP2 could take place with drivers using Intermediate if not Wet tyres.
With much higher humidity and soaring ambient temperatures – between 45 and 41 degrees Celsius compared to Melbourne’s 27 and 19 – the race in Kuala Lumpur will throw up a whole different range of issues for the teams and drivers to deal with.
Rain is expected to again fall heavily overnight into Sunday from 23.00 to 05.00 meaning that the rubber laid down by drivers will be all but washed away from the showers.