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Barcelona Grand Prix 2018 weather forecast

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Fri 11 MaySun 13 May 2018

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host the Spanish Grand Prix once again this year on 11-13 May 2018.

Will Lewis Hamilton claim back-to-back wins for the first time this season at the Circuit de Catalunya? 

Last year's race was won by Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel was placed second, with Daniel Ricciardo in third. The lap record is held by Kimi Räikkönen, who set a time of 1:21.670 in 2008.

Spain (UTC+02:00)

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

    16 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    19 °C

  • Light shower day 21 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    12 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 17 October 2018)
Now 21:00 22:00 23:00
Light shower night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night
30% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 7 14 NE 7 12 NNE 6 11 N 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G G
Humidity
80% 83% 84% 87%
UV index
Sunrise: 08:05 Sunset: 19:08 Moon phase: First quarter
Thursday (Thursday 18 October 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 6 10 N 5 9 NNW 5 8 NNW 5 9 NNW 5 9 NNW 5 8 NNW 5 9 N 5 9 N 6 9 N 7 12 N 9 15 N 11 19 NE 13 25 NE 15 28 NE 15 29 NE 16 30 NE 17 31 NE 17 31 NE 17 31 NE 17 31 NE 18 32 NE 18 33 NE 19 34 NE 20 35
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G VG VG
Humidity
88% 89% 90% 90% 91% 91% 90% 91% 91% 88% 84% 79% 75% 75% 76% 77% 77% 78% 79% 80% 81% 81% 80% 79%
UV index
1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: First quarter
Friday (Friday 19 October 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light rain Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 50% 40% 40% 30%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 20 36 NE 21 37 NE 21 39 NE 20 36 NE 21 38 NE 21 37 ENE 20 36 ENE 20 34 NE 16 28 NE 14 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG G G G G G G
Humidity
77% 77% 77% 76% 79% 84% 86% 87% 90% 88%
UV index
2 2 1
Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 19:05 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 20 October 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Light shower night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
30% 30% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 21 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 11 16 NNE 10 15 NE 8 11 NE 8 13 ENE 12 21 E 11 18 E 8 12 NNE 6 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
88% 87% 89% 79% 69% 76% 87% 92%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 21 October 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Mist Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 19 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 3 5 NW 4 7 NW 5 7 NNW 4 7 SW 5 11 SSE 8 15 W 6 8 NW 5 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G P M VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
95% 96% 96% 86% 74% 73% 88% 93%
UV index
2 4 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 22 October 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 5 7 NNE 8 12 N 7 11 NNE 8 12 NE 8 15 ESE 9 16 E 7 11 NE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
94% 92% 93% 82% 69% 67% 79% 89%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 19:01 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 23 October 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 14 ° 13 ° 17 ° 20 ° 21 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 14 ° 13 ° 16 ° 20 ° 21 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 4 7 NNW 4 7 NNW 5 8 NNW 5 9 W 4 10 SW 5 10 WSW 4 7 WNW 5 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
92% 94% 94% 79% 64% 62% 82% 88%
UV index
2 3 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: Full
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11-13 May - How will the weather affect this year's Spanish Grand Prix?

The circuit is located in Montmelo, Barcelona. Drivers are very familiar with its mix of high and low-speed corners, as extensive pre-season testing is performed at the track each year. 2018 will mark the 28th year that Barcelona has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix.

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.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

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