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Chinese Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Shanghai International Circuit

Fri 7 AprSun 9 Apr 2017

The second race of the Formula 1 season will be held at Shanghai International Circuit on 7-9 April 2017.

Last year's race was won by Nico Rosberg, with Sebastian Vettel placing second and Daniil Kvyat in third. Lewis Hamilton started at the back of the grid but recovered well to finish seventh, as he ran into more trouble on race day. The lap record is held by Michael Schumacher, who set a time of 1:32.238 in 2004.

China (UTC+08:00)

  • Heavy shower day 32 °C

    27 °C

  • Light shower day 33 °C

    27 °C

  • Light shower day 35 °C

    28 °C

  • Heavy shower day 34 °C

    26 °C

  • Heavy shower day 31 °C

    26 °C

  • Light shower day 32 °C

    26 °C

  • Sunny day 34 °C

    26 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
Now 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
70% 70% 70% 70% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 °
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33 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 °
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SE 13 25 SE 13 24 SE 13 24 SE 13 22 SE 12 20 SE 11 19 SE 11 19 SE 11 19 SE 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG VG VG G G G G G
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73% 75% 77% 81% 85% 88% 89% 90% 91%
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4 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 18:31 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 28 ° 29 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 32 ° 32 ° 33 ° 33 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 °
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SE 11 18 SE 10 18 SE 10 17 SE 10 17 SE 10 16 SE 9 16 SE 11 19 SE 12 21 SSE 13 24 SSE 14 26 SSE 15 27 SSE 15 29 SSE 16 30 SSE 16 30 SSE 17 31 SSE 16 30 SSE 16 29 SSE 15 28 SSE 15 27 SSE 14 25 SSE 14 24 SSE 14 24 SSE 14 24 SSE 13 23
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G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 92% 92% 92% 92% 89% 86% 83% 79% 75% 71% 69% 68% 66% 69% 72% 75% 79% 83% 87% 88% 89% 90%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 5 7 9 8 7 6 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:25 Sunset: 18:30 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Light shower day Light shower day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 40% 40% <5% <5%
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28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 28 ° 29 ° 30 ° 34 ° 35 ° 33 ° 30 ° 29 °
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30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 31 ° 32 ° 36 ° 38 ° 37 ° 34 ° 33 °
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SSE 13 22 SSE 12 21 SSE 12 20 SSE 11 19 SSE 10 18 SSE 10 17 S 10 18 S 11 20 S 12 22 SSW 10 21 SW 8 18 SSW 7 13 S 6 10 S 6 10
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VG G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G
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90% 90% 91% 91% 91% 92% 87% 83% 79% 63% 60% 68% 88% 91%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 10 6 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 18:29 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 60% 70% 70% 30% 10%
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28 ° 28 ° 30 ° 33 ° 32 ° 31 ° 28 ° 27 °
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32 ° 32 ° 35 ° 37 ° 36 ° 34 ° 32 ° 30 °
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S 5 8 SSW 4 6 WSW 4 9 NNW 5 13 NNE 5 12 ENE 6 12 ENE 8 14 ENE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
94% 96% 83% 70% 70% 78% 91% 93%
UV index Expand
0 0 3 9 5 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 18:28 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Light shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
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27 ° 26 ° 28 ° 30 ° 30 ° 29 ° 27 ° 27 °
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29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 30 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 °
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NE 9 16 ENE 9 15 ENE 11 21 E 13 26 E 13 25 E 12 22 E 10 18 E 9 15
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G G G G G VG G G
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93% 92% 84% 70% 67% 73% 83% 87%
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0 0 2 7 5 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 18:27 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% 40% 40% 30% <5% <5%
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26 ° 26 ° 28 ° 31 ° 32 ° 30 ° 28 ° 27 °
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29 ° 29 ° 30 ° 33 ° 33 ° 32 ° 30 ° 29 °
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ESE 8 14 E 8 13 E 10 18 SE 11 21 SE 12 23 SE 11 20 SE 10 17 SE 10 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG G
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91% 92% 81% 68% 65% 70% 85% 88%
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0 0 3 8 5 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 18:26 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 30% 30%
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27 ° 27 ° 29 ° 32 ° 34 ° 32 ° 28 ° 27 °
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29 ° 29 ° 31 ° 34 ° 35 ° 33 ° 30 ° 29 °
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SSE 9 14 SSE 8 13 SSE 10 18 SSE 9 19 SSE 10 20 SE 10 19 SE 9 15 SE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG G
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91% 90% 78% 63% 57% 67% 84% 88%
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0 0 4 8 5 1 0 0
Sunrise: 05:28 Sunset: 18:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 August 2017)
02:00 05:00
Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5%
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26 ° 27 °
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29 ° 30 °
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SE 7 11 SE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VG
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91% 87%
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0 0
< Shanghai F1 last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

7-9 April - How will the weather affect this year's Chinese Grand Prix?

The Chinese Grand Prix has been held at the Shanghai International Circuit every year since the first Chinese Grand Prix in 2004. The spectacular circuit is popular with drivers and fans alike, with sweeping curves, hairpin bends and long straights.

How does weather affect racing?

Different weather conditions can result in very different races, and Formula 1 teams adapt their strategy accordingly, for example using different tyres in wet conditions, and taking account of cross winds which can cause stability problems at high speeds.

 

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