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Russian Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Sochi circuit

Fri 28 AprSun 30 Apr 2017

The Sochi circuit will host the Russian Grand Prix once again this year on 28-30 April 2017.

Last year's race was won by Nico Rosberg, with Lewis Hamilton in second and Kimi Räikkönen placing third. The lap record is held by Nico Rosberg, who set a time of 1:39.094 last year.

What conditions will the drivers face at the Russian Grand Prix?

"Sochi is a coastal Black Sea town with a mild spring time climate. However the trend into the weekend is for it to be warmer than average.

"Friday’s practice and Saturday’s qualifying will be under strong sunshine with temperatures reaching higher than average 23°C. This will lead into a very warm race day. Dry with light winds, sunny skies and temperatures rising from an early morning 14°C to 24°C during the afternoon."

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

Russia (UTC+03:00)

  • Heavy shower day 28 °C

    23 °C

  • Thunder shower day 26 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny day 27 °C

    20 °C

  • Light shower day 27 °C

    21 °C

  • Sunny day 28 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny day 28 °C

    21 °C

  • Sunny day 28 °C

    19 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 22 August 2017)
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60% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 60% 60% 60% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 7 16 S 7 17 SSW 8 18 SW 7 16 WSW 6 15 W 5 13 W 6 14 WNW 7 14 WNW 7 14 NW 8 14 NW 8 13 NNW 8 13 NNW 8 13 NNW 7 13
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G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
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82% 84% 86% 84% 83% 81% 81% 81% 80% 83% 86% 89% 90% 91%
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3 3 3 4 4 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 23 August 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 40% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 10% 10% 10% <5%
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NNW 7 13 NNW 7 12 NNW 6 11 NNW 6 11 N 5 10 NNE 5 10 NNE 4 10 NE 4 10 NNE 4 11 ENE 4 12 E 4 11 E 4 11 SE 4 11 SSE 4 12 S 5 13 WSW 5 14 WSW 5 13 W 5 12 W 5 11 WNW 5 11 NNW 4 10 NNE 4 9 ENE 4 9 NE 4 9
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91% 91% 91% 91% 91% 91% 90% 88% 86% 84% 84% 84% 84% 83% 82% 81% 81% 81% 80% 84% 87% 90% 90% 90%
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0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 19:13 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 24 August 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 25 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 4 9 NE 5 9 NE 5 10 N 5 10 N 6 11 NW 5 12 WNW 8 17 WNW 10 20 WNW 8 15 NNW 5 9
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G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG
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90% 89% 89% 89% 89% 77% 63% 59% 71% 87%
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0 0 0 0 1 4 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 19:11 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 25 August 2017)
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Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 40% 40% 40% <5%
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22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 27 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 26 °
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NE 5 10 ENE 5 10 NE 5 11 E 3 7 SW 4 14 SW 4 13 SW 3 8 NE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
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86% 85% 83% 69% 70% 71% 75% 89%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 19:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 26 August 2017)
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Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Light shower day Sunny day Clear night
10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% <5% <5%
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24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 28 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 ° 26 °
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E 4 7 ENE 3 8 NE 4 9 E 2 6 WSW 5 16 W 6 16 WSW 4 9 SE 3 6
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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90% 89% 86% 72% 69% 71% 76% 89%
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0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 19:08 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (Sunday 27 August 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 26 ° 24 °
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24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 28 ° 30 ° 30 ° 28 ° 26 °
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E 3 7 ENE 3 8 NE 4 9 SW 2 7 WSW 5 16 WNW 7 16 WNW 6 13 SSW 3 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
90% 88% 84% 70% 69% 71% 77% 90%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 7 4 1 0
Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 28 August 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Light shower day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 40% 30% <5%
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23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 26 ° 23 °
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25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 28 ° 30 ° 30 ° 28 ° 25 °
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E 3 8 ENE 3 8 ENE 4 9 N 2 7 WSW 4 13 WSW 5 15 W 4 11 N 2 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG G G
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89% 85% 81% 71% 71% 72% 76% 87%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 05:40 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 August 2017)
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<5%
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21 °
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22 °
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E 3 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG
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79%
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0
< Sochi last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

28-30 April - How will the weather affect this year's Russian Grand Prix?

The circuit is integrated into Sochi’s Olympic Park, and hosted Russia’s inaugural Grand Prix in 2014, in the same year the city hosted the Winter Olympics. The track features a mix of high speed corners and technical sections, making for an exciting race.

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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