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UBIMET: Hot and humid with high chance of thunderstorms during the day

Vienna, September 27, 2016 – Malaysia to host the sixteenth Formula 1 race of the season this weekend with UBIMET delivering high-precision weather information as the official meteorological service provider. In Malaysia, hot and muggy conditions are expected with an enhanced risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon. 

Weather patterns throughout the week will be dominated by the usual convective activity found in tropical climates. For the majority of the week, mornings will begin as mostly dry and sunny with cloud building rapidly to thundery showers between the late morning and early afternoon. As common in the tropics, these showers can be heavy at times accompanied with the hazard of strong rain and the chance of gusty winds. Muggy and hot with highs ranging from 30 to 32 degrees. Lows will not fall below 26 to 24 degrees.

As forecasting for Malaysia contains a degree of uncertainty, thundery showers cannot be excluded completely from the practice, qualifying or race sessions. Due to this uncertainty, further forecast details will be provided on a regular basis closer to the event.