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Barcelona Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Fri 12 MaySun 14 May 2017

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host the Spanish Grand Prix once again this year on 12-14 May 2017.

Last year's race was won by Max Verstappen, who became the youngest person in history to win a Formula 1 Championship Grand Prix. Kimi Räikkönen placed second, with Sebastian Vettel in third. The lap record is held by Kimi Räikkönen, who set a time of 1:21.670 in 2008.

What conditions will drivers face at the Spanish Grand Prix?

"After some wet weather early on in the week across Barcelona, it will dry up nicely for practice and qualifying on Friday and Saturday. Sunny spells throughout and morning temperatures around 14°C rising to a mid afternoon high of 24°C.

"Come race day on Sunday, it will be a dry and sunny morning, and at 9am the temperature will be around 17°C. Through the afternoon there is a chance of showers – these are most likely late afternoon – so lunch time/early afternoon should be dry and bright with highs of 23°C."

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

 

Spain (UTC+02:00)

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    17 °C

  • Thunder shower day 19 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Light shower day 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    13 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
Now 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Light shower day Light shower night Light rain Light rain Thunder Light shower night
40% 50% 60% 60% 70% 50%
Temperature (°C)
21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 °
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21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 7 15 E 6 13 E 6 15 E 7 18 SE 7 17 S 8 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG G G
Humidity Expand
75% 78% 80% 79% 87% 85%
UV index Expand
1
Sunrise: 08:06 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
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
Thunder shower night Thunder Thunder Thunder shower night Thunder shower night Thunder Thunder Thunder shower night Thunder Thunder shower day Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower night Thunder shower night Thunder shower night Thunder shower night Thunder shower night
70% 70% 70% 60% 60% 70% 70% 60% 70% 60% 70% 70% 70% 70% 60% 60% 70% 70% 70% 60% 60% 60% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 °
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20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 8 21 WSW 8 21 W 5 14 WNW 4 11 SW 5 13 WSW 3 7 NW 3 8 NW 4 9 NNE 5 10 W 4 9 SSE 4 9 ENE 5 11 ENE 5 12 SSE 5 12 E 6 14 ENE 5 12 SSE 6 12 SSE 6 12 N 6 12 NNE 6 13 NNE 5 12 NNE 6 13 N 6 13 N 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG G G G M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
78% 86% 82% 86% 87% 88% 91% 92% 91% 89% 86% 84% 83% 81% 80% 80% 80% 80% 79% 81% 82% 83% 86% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 2 2 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:07 Sunset: 19:05 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Thunder shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
50% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 ° 18 °
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17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 6 12 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 12 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 12 NNW 5 11 ENE 7 16 ESE 7 15 E 3 7 NW 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 88% 87% 88% 81% 69% 77% 85% 91%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: New
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 2017)
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 Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 18 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 19 °
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17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 18 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 3 6 WNW 4 7 WNW 5 8 W 5 8 SW 8 15 SW 9 17 SSW 6 11 NNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 94% 81% 65% 66% 81% 88%
UV index Expand
2 4 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: New
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Light shower day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
40% 60% 60% 40% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
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18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 6 14 SSE 6 11 SE 5 12 WNW 6 13 SW 7 16 S 8 16 SSW 7 12 WNW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 88% 82% 73% 63% 58% 70% 79%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 19:01 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
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13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 14 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 6 11 NE 6 10 NE 5 10 NNE 5 11 NW 5 11 SSW 6 12 SW 4 7 NW 4 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 90% 90% 75% 64% 59% 80% 87%
UV index Expand
2 4 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
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)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 15 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 12 ° 11 ° 15 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 4 7 NW 4 7 NNW 5 8 NW 4 8 W 4 9 SW 6 11 SW 5 7 W 5 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 91% 91% 75% 59% 62% 81% 88%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 18:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
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12-14 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.

Verstappen’s win last year made him the tenth different winner of the Spanish Grand Prix in the last ten years – a trend Red Bull will be hoping he can break with a repeat win in 2017.

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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