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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)

  • Sunny day 4 °C

    -3 °C

  • Sunny day 6 °C

    -1 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    -3 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    -2 °C

  • Sunny day 6 °C

    -2 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    2 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    4 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now
Partly cloudy night
<5%
Temperature (°C)
-2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 4 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG
Humidity Expand
77%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 18 December 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
Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
-3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -3 ° -2 ° -1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° -1 ° -1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-6 ° -6 ° -6 ° -6 ° -6 ° -6 ° -5 ° -4 ° -3 ° -1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 3 ° 1 ° 0 ° -1 ° -2 ° -3 ° -3 ° -4 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 4 6 WNW 5 7 NW 5 7 WNW 5 7 NW 4 6 WNW 4 6 WNW 4 7 W 4 7 W 4 7 W 4 9 W 5 11 WSW 5 13 W 6 14 W 6 14 W 7 15 W 6 13 W 6 11 W 6 8 W 6 8 W 5 8 WNW 5 8 WNW 6 9 WNW 6 9 WNW 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
78% 80% 81% 81% 81% 81% 77% 73% 69% 59% 49% 38% 38% 38% 38% 47% 56% 65% 68% 72% 75% 76% 76% 77%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 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
Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
-1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° -1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 7 ° 8 ° 4 ° 1 ° -1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-4 ° -4 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -5 ° -4 ° -4 ° -3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 1 ° -1 ° -4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 7 10 WNW 7 11 NW 8 12 NW 8 13 NW 8 13 NW 8 14 NW 8 14 NW 8 14 NNW 8 14 N 12 23 N 12 23 N 8 13 N 6 8 NNW 5 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
77% 78% 78% 78% 79% 79% 78% 77% 77% 53% 45% 61% 78% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 3 2
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 16:55 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° -1 ° 5 ° 8 ° 5 ° 3 ° 2 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-5 ° -5 ° -3 ° 3 ° 5 ° 2 ° -1 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 5 7 WNW 4 6 WSW 4 7 WSW 7 16 WSW 10 19 WSW 7 12 W 9 15 NW 11 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 81% 49% 43% 66% 77% 75%
UV index Expand
1 3 2
Sunrise: 06:49 Sunset: 16:56 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
0 ° -1 ° -1 ° 5 ° 6 ° 3 ° 1 ° -1 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-5 ° -6 ° -5 ° 1 ° 3 ° 1 ° -1 ° -3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 11 18 NW 10 16 NW 10 17 NW 10 20 NNW 9 18 NNW 6 8 NNW 4 5 NNW 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity Expand
76% 78% 74% 55% 48% 68% 84% 88%
UV index Expand
1 3 2
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 16:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
-2 ° -2 ° 0 ° 6 ° 8 ° 6 ° 4 ° 3 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
-4 ° -4 ° -2 ° 4 ° 7 ° 4 ° 1 ° 1 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 3 5 WNW 3 4 SE 3 5 S 5 11 SSE 6 13 SE 6 9 SSE 6 9 SSE 6 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 84% 62% 57% 79% 90% 94%
UV index Expand
1 3 2
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 16:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 9 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 7 ° 10 ° 8 ° 5 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 5 8 SE 5 7 E 5 9 ESE 6 12 SE 6 14 SE 6 9 NW 5 9 NNW 5 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
95% 96% 94% 77% 64% 79% 89% 91%
UV index Expand
1 3 2
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 16:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (Sunday 24 December 2017)
02:00 05:00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night
10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 6 10 E 6 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G
Humidity Expand
91% 90%
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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