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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+01:00)

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 12 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    1 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    6 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 12 December 2017)
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Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 60% 60% 60% 40% 40% 40% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 7 12 NW 6 12 NW 6 12 NNW 6 12 NNW 5 11 NE 6 17 ENE 7 18 ENE 7 18 ENE 7 14 NE 5 11 NNE 5 10 N 4 8 NW 3 7 NW 2 6 NW 3 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G M G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
79% 75% 73% 71% 70% 76% 79% 83% 85% 86% 87% 89% 92% 92% 92%
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1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Third quarter
Wednesday (Wednesday 13 December 2017)
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Temperature (°C)
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WNW 4 8 WNW 5 8 WNW 5 9 WNW 5 10 WNW 6 10 WNW 6 10 WNW 6 10 WNW 6 11 WNW 7 11 WNW 7 12 WNW 8 13 W 9 16 W 10 18 W 11 20 W 11 19 W 11 18 W 10 17 W 9 15 W 9 13 W 8 12 W 9 13 W 9 14 W 10 14 W 9 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M P P P M M M G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
92% 92% 93% 92% 92% 92% 92% 92% 90% 87% 83% 77% 72% 66% 63% 62% 62% 65% 68% 71% 72% 72% 73% 74%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Third quarter
Thursday (Thursday 14 December 2017)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 13 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 9 12 W 9 12 W 9 13 W 8 11 WNW 6 9 W 10 17 W 11 18 W 11 17 W 11 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
76% 78% 78% 82% 86% 70% 69% 80% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:09 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Friday (Friday 15 December 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 14 ° 13 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 11 14 W 9 13 W 8 11 W 10 17 W 13 22 NW 11 19 ENE 8 14 N 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
83% 84% 86% 77% 58% 57% 80% 86%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:10 Sunset: 17:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Saturday (Saturday 16 December 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
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)
6 ° 4 ° 4 ° 6 ° 11 ° 11 ° 8 ° 6 °
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4 ° 2 ° 1 ° 4 ° 9 ° 10 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 6 10 NW 7 11 NNW 9 13 NW 7 11 NW 8 14 WNW 8 13 NNW 6 10 N 6 10
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
82% 85% 82% 71% 56% 48% 69% 76%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:11 Sunset: 17:23 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
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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)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 5 9 NNW 6 10 NNW 7 11 NNW 6 10 NW 5 9 NW 4 9 NW 4 7 NNW 4 8
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
79% 84% 84% 73% 59% 55% 77% 80%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 17:23 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Clear night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 5 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
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2 ° 0 ° 0 ° 2 ° 8 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 5 9 NW 6 10 NW 6 10 NNW 6 11 NNW 5 10 NNW 6 10 NNW 5 9 N 6 10
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
86% 87% 86% 75% 64% 65% 79% 79%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 17:23 Moon phase: New
< Barcelona last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

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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