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Barcelona Grand Prix 2019 weather forecast

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya

Fri 10 MaySun 12 May 2019

The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will host the Spanish Grand Prix once again this year on 10-12 May 2019.

Lewis Hamilton pulled off a comfortable victory in the Spanish Grand Prix in 2018, leading from start to finish with a dominant drive in Barcelona.

Romain Grosjean, Pierre Gasly and Nico Hulkenberg were all involved in a first-lap accident while Esteban Ocon, Kimi Raikkonen and Stoffel Vandoorne also retired in a race of high attrition.

Max Verstappen had an eventful race, displaying good pace but clipping the Williams of Lance Stroll and sustaining front wing damage on his way to third.

There were also points finishes for Kevin Magnussen and Carlos Sainz as the Haas and Renault drivers took advantage of their team-mates’ retirements.

Will Lewis Hamilton claim back-to-back wins again this year at the Circuit de Catalunya? 

 

Spain (UTC+01:00)

  • Sunny day 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 12 °C

    5 °C

  • Cloudy 10 °C

    3 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    1 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    4 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 16 January 2019)
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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy
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Temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 8 ° 9 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 5 9 W 5 9 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 9 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 10 NW 5 10 WNW 5 12 WNW 5 13 W 5 11 SW 5 10 SW 8 18 SW 9 20 SW 8 16 SW 6 12 WSW 4 8 W 3 5 NNW 2 5 NNW 3 5 NNW 3 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G M G G G G VG VG VG G G G G G M
Humidity
87% 87% 88% 89% 90% 88% 89% 89% 88% 84% 81% 79% 78% 73% 73% 77% 83% 86% 88% 88% 88% 89%
UV index
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:15 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 17 January 2019)
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 Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light rain Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 °
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8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 4 8 NNW 4 8 NNW 4 9 NNW 4 10 NW 4 10 NNW 4 9 NNW 4 9 NNW 4 10 NNW 4 10 NNW 4 10 NNW 5 11 NNW 5 10 NNW 4 10 N 4 10 N 4 8 N 3 7 ESE 3 7 ESE 4 9 ESE 3 8 E 3 8 WSW 2 7 WNW 3 8 W 4 9 W 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M G M M M M M G G G G G G G G G M M M
Humidity
91% 90% 90% 91% 92% 90% 90% 90% 88% 87% 84% 81% 79% 75% 73% 71% 71% 75% 80% 83% 84% 82% 83% 84%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:15 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 18 January 2019)
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 Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 8 ° 9 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 5 12 WNW 6 12 WNW 5 12 NW 6 13 NNW 6 12 WNW 5 10 SW 4 9 WSW 4 7 WNW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity
83% 84% 86% 85% 83% 68% 64% 80% 80%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 19 January 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
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Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 °
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3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 4 8 NW 4 9 NW 5 9 NW 5 11 NW 4 9 WNW 4 9 NNW 4 7 NNW 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity
85% 87% 89% 83% 71% 68% 81% 86%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:14 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 20 January 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 6 ° 10 ° 11 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 4 ° 9 ° 10 ° 7 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNW 4 8 NNW 5 9 NNW 5 10 NNW 6 11 NW 5 10 E 6 11 N 5 9 NNE 5 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
89% 91% 91% 82% 67% 64% 83% 90%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:13 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Full
Monday (Monday 21 January 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 6 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 4 ° 9 ° 9 ° 6 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 5 9 N 6 10 N 6 10 NNW 6 11 NW 4 10 WNW 6 12 WSW 7 12 WNW 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
90% 91% 91% 81% 65% 63% 79% 80%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: Full
Tuesday (Tuesday 22 January 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light rain
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 50% 50% 50%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 2 ° 1 ° 4 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 0 ° -2 ° 1 ° 5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 5 10 NW 6 11 WNW 7 12 WNW 8 15 W 10 19 W 9 17 WNW 8 15 WNW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
81% 81% 81% 71% 61% 67% 72% 77%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 08:12 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
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10-12 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. 2019 will mark the 29th year that Barcelona has hosted the Spanish Grand Prix.

Inaugurated two weeks before its first Formula 1 Grand Prix in September 1991, the Catalunya circuit near Barcelona has proved to be one of the best-designed circuits of the recent era. It is well-liked by most drivers and so has retained the privilege of hosting the Spanish Grand Prix ever since.

The track is a modern circuit with 8 right-hand and 5 left-hand corners. It includes 3 magnificent sweeping, fast curves, and 2 long, power-sapping straights. There are also two heavy braking areas where F1 cars go from 6th down to 3rd gear.

Catalunya is now favoured by most F1 teams for winter testing, which has received some criticism that teams are over-familiar with the circuit. But this fantastic circuit, renowned for its varying winds that cut across the track, never fails to disappoint. Sell-out crowds and being on the doorstep of one of Europe's great cultural cities helps to make it a favourite on the F1 calendar.

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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