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Russian Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Sochi circuit

Fri 28 Apr - Sun 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.

  • Sunny day 25 °C

    20 °C

  • Thunder shower day 25 °C

    19 °C

  • Sunny intervals 27 °C

    21 °C

  • Sunny day 29 °C

    22 °C

  • Cloudy 27 °C

    22 °C

  • Cloudy 27 °C

    22 °C

  • Cloudy 27 °C

    22 °C

Saturday (Saturday 24 June 2017)
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21 °
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22 °
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SE 4 7
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G
Humidity Expand
89%
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0
Sunrise: 04:40 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: New
Sunday (Sunday 25 June 2017)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 4 7 ESE 4 7 ESE 4 8 ESE 4 8 SE 4 9 SE 5 9 SSE 5 9 SSE 5 10 SSE 5 11 SSE 5 11 SSE 6 13 SSE 6 14 SSE 7 15 SSE 7 15 SSE 6 14 S 5 13 S 4 12 SSW 4 10 SSW 3 9 SW 2 7 SW 2 5 ESE 2 4 E 2 4 E 2 4
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G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG G G G G
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88% 87% 86% 85% 85% 86% 86% 84% 83% 81% 80% 80% 80% 80% 81% 81% 80% 80% 80% 84% 88% 92% 93% 93%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 26 June 2017)
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Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
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19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 23 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 24 °
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21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 26 ° 28 ° 27 ° 28 ° 26 °
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<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 2 4 E 2 5 E 2 5 E 2 5 NE 3 7 SW 3 10 W 5 14 WNW 8 17 WNW 7 12 NW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
94% 94% 94% 94% 91% 82% 79% 76% 75% 92%
UV index Expand
0 0 0 0 1 5 9 5 1 0
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 June 2017)
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<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 3 8 SE 3 7 ESE 2 6 WSW 3 10 WSW 5 13 W 6 14 W 5 11 SW 3 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG G M
Humidity Expand
92% 94% 93% 84% 81% 81% 85% 95%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 5 9 5 1 0
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 June 2017)
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Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
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26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 26 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 3 8 SSW 3 8 SSW 3 8 WSW 4 10 W 5 13 W 5 13 W 4 11 SW 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M G G G G M
Humidity Expand
97% 96% 96% 93% 91% 91% 92% 97%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 6 3 1 0
Sunrise: 04:42 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 29 June 2017)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 4 9 S 3 7 SW 3 7 WSW 4 10 W 6 14 W 6 14 W 5 12 SSW 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P M M G G G G M
Humidity Expand
98% 97% 96% 93% 90% 90% 90% 97%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 3 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:42 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 30 June 2017)
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Light rain Light rain Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy
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24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 26 ° 28 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 °
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60% 50% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 4 9 S 3 7 SW 2 7 SW 3 10 WSW 4 13 W 5 13 WSW 5 11 SSW 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P M M G G G G M
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 95% 93% 89% 87% 87% 96%
UV index Expand
0 0 1 4 6 4 1 0
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 1 July 2017)
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22 °
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25 °
Precipitation probability Expand
40%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 3 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M
Humidity Expand
96%
UV index Expand
0

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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