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Chinese Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Shanghai International Circuit

Fri 7 AprSun 9 Apr 2017

The second race of the Formula 1 season will be held at Shanghai International Circuit on 7-9 April 2017.

Last year's race was won by Nico Rosberg, with Sebastian Vettel placing second and Daniil Kvyat in third. Lewis Hamilton started at the back of the grid but recovered well to finish seventh, as he ran into more trouble on race day. The lap record is held by Michael Schumacher, who set a time of 1:32.238 in 2004.

China (UTC+08:00)

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    17 °C

  • Cloudy 22 °C

    17 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny intervals 22 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 21 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    12 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
Now 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 10 17 NNE 9 15 NNE 9 15 NNE 9 15 NNE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G
Humidity Expand
77% 78% 80% 81% 82%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 05:59 Sunset: 17:22 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 18 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 °
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17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 8 14 N 8 14 N 9 14 N 9 14 N 9 15 N 9 15 N 9 15 N 9 15 N 9 15 NNE 9 17 NNE 10 19 NNE 11 21 NNE 10 20 NNE 10 19 NNE 10 19 NNE 10 18 NNE 10 18 N 10 17 N 9 16 N 9 15 N 8 14 N 8 14 N 9 15 N 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
83% 83% 84% 84% 84% 84% 84% 83% 83% 80% 77% 75% 74% 72% 71% 74% 77% 80% 82% 84% 86% 86% 87% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 3 4 3 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 17:21 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 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 9 15 NNW 9 14 NNW 8 14 NNW 8 14 NNW 8 14 NNW 8 14 NNW 8 14 NNW 9 15 NNW 9 16 N 10 19 N 9 17 N 8 12 N 6 11 N 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G VG VG G G VG VG G
Humidity Expand
89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 89% 88% 86% 84% 75% 73% 80% 84% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 4 2 1
Sunrise: 06:00 Sunset: 17:20 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 20 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 17 ° 19 ° 22 ° 22 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 16 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 7 12 N 8 13 N 8 15 NNE 12 24 NNE 13 24 NNE 10 18 N 9 14 N 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
87% 86% 79% 61% 59% 71% 82% 86%
UV index Expand
2 5 3 1
Sunrise: 06:01 Sunset: 17:19 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 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 19 ° 17 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 9 15 N 10 16 N 11 19 NNE 16 29 NNE 16 30 NNE 13 22 N 11 19 N 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 85% 75% 56% 54% 65% 73% 76%
UV index Expand
2 5 3 1
Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 17:18 Moon phase: New
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 18 ° 21 ° 21 ° 18 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 11 18 N 12 20 N 12 21 N 17 32 N 18 33 N 14 25 NNW 12 19 NNW 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 77% 72% 54% 53% 65% 75% 80%
UV index Expand
2 5 3 1
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 17:16 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 18 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 11 20 NNW 11 19 NNW 12 21 NNW 14 26 N 15 28 N 13 22 NNW 11 18 NNW 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 76% 63% 56% 66% 76% 80%
UV index Expand
2 4 3 1
Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 17:15 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
02:00 05:00
Clear night Clear night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 10 17 NW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG
Humidity Expand
82% 81%
UV index Expand
< Shanghai F1 last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

7-9 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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