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Chinese Grand Prix 2018 weather forecast

Shanghai International Circuit

Fri 13 AprSun 15 Apr 2018

The second race of the Formula 1 season will be held at Shanghai International Circuit on 13-15 April 2017.

Last year's race was won by Lewis Hamilton, with Sebastian Vettel placing second and Max Verstappen in third.

The lap record is held by Michael Schumacher, who set a time of 1:32.238 in 2004.

China (UTC+08:00)

  • Light rain 32 °C

    26 °C

  • Heavy rain 36 °C

    26 °C

  • Cloudy 35 °C

    27 °C

  • Light shower day 34 °C

    25 °C

  • Light rain 30 °C

    24 °C

  • Light rain 29 °C

    25 °C

  • Light shower day 29 °C

    25 °C

Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
Now 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% 60% 60% 60% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
29 ° 31 ° 31 ° 32 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
33 ° 34 ° 35 ° 35 ° 35 ° 35 ° 34 ° 34 ° 33 ° 32 ° 30 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 6 15 S 6 15 S 6 15 S 6 15 SSE 6 15 SSE 7 15 SSE 7 15 SSE 8 14 SSE 7 13 SSE 7 12 SSE 7 11 SSE 7 12 SSE 8 13 SSE 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
79% 73% 72% 71% 69% 71% 72% 73% 78% 83% 88% 89% 91% 92%
UV index
7 9 8 7 6 4 3 1 1
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 29 ° 30 ° 31 ° 33 ° 34 ° 34 ° 35 ° 35 ° 35 ° 34 ° 34 ° 32 ° 30 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 29 ° 31 ° 32 ° 34 ° 35 ° 36 ° 37 ° 37 ° 37 ° 37 ° 37 ° 36 ° 35 ° 33 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 8 13 S 8 14 S 8 14 S 8 13 S 8 13 S 8 13 S 8 15 SSW 9 16 SSW 9 18 SSW 10 19 SSW 10 20 SW 10 20 SW 10 20 SW 11 20 SW 11 20 SSW 10 19 SSW 10 18 S 9 16 S 9 16 S 9 16 SSE 10 16 S 9 15 S 9 15 S 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
92% 93% 93% 93% 93% 93% 87% 82% 77% 71% 65% 59% 58% 57% 56% 59% 62% 66% 72% 78% 84% 85% 86% 87%
UV index
1 2 3 4 6 7 9 8 7 7 5 3 1 1
Sunrise: 04:52 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 28 ° 29 ° 30 ° 34 ° 35 ° 34 ° 29 ° 28 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
30 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 30 ° 31 ° 33 ° 36 ° 37 ° 37 ° 31 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 8 14 S 8 14 SSW 8 13 SSW 8 13 SSW 7 12 SSW 7 12 SSW 8 13 SSW 8 15 SSW 9 17 SW 11 22 SW 10 20 SSW 8 13 SSE 9 15 S 9 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 88% 89% 89% 90% 90% 85% 80% 75% 56% 53% 63% 81% 84%
UV index
1 2 3 4 9 6 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 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 Heavy shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 40% 60% 40% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
27 ° 27 ° 30 ° 33 ° 33 ° 32 ° 29 ° 27 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 29 ° 33 ° 34 ° 35 ° 35 ° 32 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 8 13 SW 7 12 SW 8 15 WSW 11 21 W 9 17 SSW 6 11 SSE 6 10 S 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G VG VG G G G G
Humidity
85% 87% 73% 61% 62% 70% 86% 88%
UV index
1 3 7 5 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 19:03 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 29 June 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 60% 60% 60% 20% 20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 28 ° 30 ° 29 ° 26 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 28 ° 29 ° 31 ° 33 ° 32 ° 29 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 6 10 SW 6 12 SW 7 12 SW 7 15 SW 7 15 W 6 12 ESE 6 11 ESE 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M G G G G G
Humidity
91% 93% 92% 84% 77% 80% 92% 94%
UV index
1 2 5 4 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 30 June 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
60% 60% 60% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 28 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
27 ° 27 ° 28 ° 30 ° 31 ° 30 ° 28 ° 27 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SE 7 12 SE 7 13 S 8 15 S 9 16 SSE 9 17 SSE 9 16 S 10 17 SSE 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G G G G
Humidity
95% 95% 92% 84% 79% 84% 91% 92%
UV index
1 2 5 4 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 1 July 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
20% 40% 20% 40% 40% 50% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 26 ° 25 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 29 ° 30 ° 29 ° 28 ° 27 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 11 18 SSE 10 18 S 10 18 SSW 10 19 SSW 11 20 S 10 18 SSE 9 16 SSE 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M G G G G G G
Humidity
93% 92% 90% 85% 80% 83% 91% 92%
UV index
1 2 4 4 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Monday (Monday 2 July 2018)
02:00 05:00
Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 26 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
27 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 8 14 SSE 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G
Humidity
93% 89%
UV index
2
< Shanghai F1 last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

13-15 April - How will the weather affect this year's Chinese Grand Prix?

The Chinese Grand Prix has been held at the Shanghai International Circuit every year since the first Chinese Grand Prix in 2004. The spectacular circuit is popular with drivers and fans alike, with sweeping curves, hairpin bends and long straights.

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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