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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

    16 °C

  • Thunder 19 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    16 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    15 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 18 October 2017)
Now 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Thunder Light shower night
10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 40% 50% 40% 50% 70% 50%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 °
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20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 3 8 NE 3 6 E 4 8 ESE 6 13 SE 6 13 SSE 7 16 SE 7 14 SE 6 14 E 6 13 ESE 6 14 ESE 6 15 SSE 6 15 S 9 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
82% 80% 77% 74% 74% 75% 76% 79% 81% 82% 81% 87% 86%
UV index Expand
2 3 3 3 3 2 1 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 Thunder Thunder shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Heavy rain Thunder Light rain Thunder Thunder Thunder Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Clear night
70% 70% 70% 40% 40% 40% 80% 60% 50% 70% 60% 60% 80% 70% 70% 70% 80% 70% 60% 40% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 7 17 W 5 11 NW 4 9 NW 3 7 W 3 7 WNW 3 7 WNW 4 10 WNW 5 11 NW 6 11 WSW 5 10 ENE 6 13 NE 6 13 ENE 7 15 ENE 6 15 ENE 6 15 NE 5 12 WSW 6 14 SW 6 14 WSW 5 12 N 5 11 N 6 11 N 7 13 N 7 14 N 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M VG VG G G M G G G G G M M M M G M G G M M G G
Humidity Expand
78% 89% 90% 92% 92% 92% 91% 91% 89% 88% 86% 84% 83% 83% 83% 85% 85% 86% 86% 87% 87% 90% 90% 89%
UV index Expand
1 2 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
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 ° 18 °
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16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 7 14 N 8 15 N 8 15 N 7 14 NNW 6 12 N 6 11 ESE 7 16 ESE 6 13 SE 4 8 W 2 4
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 G
Humidity Expand
89% 88% 89% 89% 89% 82% 71% 71% 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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18 ° 16 ° 15 ° 19 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 3 5 WNW 4 7 WNW 5 7 W 4 7 WSW 8 17 SW 10 20 SW 8 14 W 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G M M G VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
92% 93% 91% 80% 63% 65% 79% 87%
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 Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
40% 40% 40% 20% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
18 ° 18 ° 16 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 6 14 SSE 5 10 ENE 6 12 S 6 14 WSW 7 17 S 8 17 WSW 8 14 NW 6 11
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
88% 89% 74% 68% 56% 52% 63% 73%
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 Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 14 ° 18 ° 20 ° 17 ° 15 °
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13 ° 11 ° 10 ° 14 ° 17 ° 19 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 6 11 E 6 10 NE 6 9 NNW 6 11 W 5 12 SW 5 11 SSW 4 7 ENE 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
80% 86% 87% 72% 63% 56% 80% 88%
UV index Expand
3 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 ° 12 ° 11 ° 15 ° 20 ° 21 ° 18 ° 16 °
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14 ° 12 ° 11 ° 15 ° 20 ° 20 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 4 6 NW 5 7 NNW 5 8 NW 4 8 W 3 8 WSW 5 11 SSW 5 7 W 4 7
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
89% 91% 92% 75% 60% 61% 81% 88%
UV index Expand
2 4 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 18:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
< 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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