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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)

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    6 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny intervals 13 °C

    8 °C

  • Light shower day 11 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny day 9 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    4 °C

Sunday (Sunday 18 February 2018)
Now 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 °
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SE 3 7 NNE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G
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80% 84%
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Sunrise: 07:43 Sunset: 18:28 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Monday (Monday 19 February 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 Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 3 6 N 3 7 N 4 8 N 4 9 NNW 5 9 NNW 5 10 NNW 5 10 NNW 5 9 NNW 5 10 NNW 5 11 NNW 4 11 N 4 10 NNE 4 9 ENE 5 11 ESE 5 12 ESE 6 13 ESE 6 13 SE 6 12 SE 5 10 SE 4 9 SE 4 7 SE 3 6 SE 2 5 E 2 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G M G M G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 89% 90% 91% 91% 90% 92% 90% 89% 86% 83% 80% 79% 80% 81% 79% 79% 80% 81% 82% 84% 85% 86% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 18:30 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 20 February 2018)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 13 ° 11 ° 11 °
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NE 1 4 NE 1 3 NNW 3 6 NNW 3 7 NNW 4 7 S 5 12 SSE 7 16 SSE 5 10 SW 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M G VG G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 89% 91% 92% 85% 71% 75% 84% 89%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 07:40 Sunset: 18:31 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 21 February 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Clear night
20% 10% 30% 30% 40% 40% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
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N 5 10 SE 7 14 NE 6 11 WSW 6 13 NNE 10 23 ESE 10 23 E 8 19 WNW 5 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG G G G
Humidity Expand
91% 90% 88% 81% 63% 61% 65% 78%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 07:39 Sunset: 18:32 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 22 February 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
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2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 12 WNW 7 14 WNW 4 8 NW 6 12 SSW 4 11 SSE 7 16 SE 7 16 N 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG G VG VG
Humidity Expand
80% 84% 88% 69% 60% 60% 74% 78%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:37 Sunset: 18:33 Moon phase: First quarter
Friday (Friday 23 February 2018)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Cloudy Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
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5 ° 3 ° 2 ° 4 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
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3 ° 1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 9 W 5 10 NW 5 9 N 6 11 NNW 5 12 S 8 16 SSE 6 11 W 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
80% 89% 89% 76% 57% 55% 67% 83%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:36 Sunset: 18:34 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 24 February 2018)
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% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 5 ° 9 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
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3 ° 1 ° 0 ° 3 ° 8 ° 9 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 5 8 NW 5 8 WNW 5 8 WNW 5 9 NW 5 12 SW 7 15 SW 7 11 WNW 5 8
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
86% 89% 91% 76% 60% 57% 71% 85%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 07:34 Sunset: 18:36 Moon phase: First quarter
< 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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