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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)

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    16 °C

Thursday (Thursday 24 May 2018)
Now 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 Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
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Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 2 5 WSW 3 5 W 3 5 W 3 5 WNW 3 6 WNW 3 5 NW 3 6 NW 2 6 SSE 3 8 SSE 3 10 SSE 4 12 SSE 5 13 SSE 6 14 SSE 6 15 SE 6 15 SE 7 16 SE 6 13 SE 5 11 SE 5 10 E 4 8 ENE 4 7 NE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M M M G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
92% 92% 93% 93% 93% 93% 89% 82% 73% 66% 63% 61% 58% 57% 61% 63% 61% 61% 67% 73% 78% 82%
UV index
1 1 3 4 6 6 7 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:25 Sunset: 21:12 Moon phase: First quarter
Friday (Friday 25 May 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 3 5 NNE 4 6 NNE 4 6 NE 4 6 NNE 7 12 ENE 12 23 E 15 29 E 15 29 ENE 13 25 ENE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 82% 81% 79% 74% 51% 48% 49% 64% 75%
UV index
1 6 8 4 1
Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 21:12 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 26 May 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 22 ° 20 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 8 14 ENE 8 14 ENE 7 12 ENE 12 25 E 15 31 E 16 32 ENE 14 27 ENE 11 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
80% 83% 79% 61% 50% 54% 65% 70%
UV index
1 6 9 4 1
Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 21:13 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 27 May 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
<5% 10% 10% 30% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 17 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 9 16 NE 8 14 NE 9 15 ENE 11 21 E 16 32 E 16 31 E 14 27 ESE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
68% 68% 62% 59% 62% 60% 71% 83%
UV index
1 5 8 4 1
Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 21:14 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 28 May 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 20 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 5 11 N 5 8 NNE 4 8 E 5 11 SE 9 19 SE 9 18 SE 7 13 SE 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG G
Humidity
88% 89% 89% 80% 76% 73% 80% 90%
UV index
1 5 7 3 1
Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 21:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 May 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Partly cloudy night
10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 3 6 E 4 6 N 5 8 ESE 6 13 SE 8 18 SE 8 17 SSE 6 11 SSE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
95% 96% 93% 80% 71% 71% 76% 86%
UV index
1 5 7 4 1
Sunrise: 06:22 Sunset: 21:16 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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