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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)

  • Sunny day 27 °C

    19 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    19 °C

  • Cloudy 25 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny intervals 25 °C

    19 °C

  • Sunny intervals 26 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny intervals 26 °C

    19 °C

Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
Now 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
Sunny day Sunny day 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 Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
22 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 10 17 NE 10 18 NE 11 20 NE 12 22 NE 13 25 ENE 14 27 ENE 14 27 ENE 14 27 ENE 14 26 NE 13 24 NE 12 22 NE 11 19 NE 10 18 NE 10 17 NE 9 16 NE 9 15 NNE 9 14 NNE 8 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 73% 68% 62% 56% 50% 49% 48% 47% 51% 55% 59% 62% 66% 69% 70% 71% 71%
UV index
1 2 3 4 6 8 7 6 5 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 17:50 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 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
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 22 ° 20 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 8 14 NNE 8 14 NNE 8 14 NNE 8 14 NNE 8 13 NNE 8 13 NNE 8 14 NE 9 16 NE 9 17 NE 14 27 NE 14 26 NE 11 20 NE 10 17 NNE 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 73% 75% 75% 76% 77% 74% 71% 68% 51% 52% 62% 66% 72%
UV index
1 2 2 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 25 ° 25 ° 23 ° 21 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 21 ° 19 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 10 17 NNE 10 16 NNE 10 18 NNE 14 27 NE 14 26 NNE 12 20 NNE 10 17 NNE 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
70% 71% 67% 52% 49% 62% 71% 81%
UV index
2 6 4 1
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
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 Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 23 ° 25 ° 25 ° 23 ° 20 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 21 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 9 16 NNE 9 16 NE 11 21 NE 14 27 NE 13 25 NE 10 18 NNE 8 14 NNE 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
82% 80% 68% 55% 53% 61% 73% 81%
UV index
3 7 4 1
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 17:46 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 22 ° 25 ° 25 ° 23 ° 21 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 ° 22 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 8 12 N 8 14 NNE 9 17 NE 13 25 NE 12 23 NE 10 18 NNE 9 16 NNE 9 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG G G VG G
Humidity
83% 84% 74% 60% 61% 71% 81% 85%
UV index
2 6 3 1
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 17:45 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Clear night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 22 ° 25 ° 25 ° 23 ° 21 ° 21 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 9 15 N 10 17 N 11 20 NNE 15 27 NNE 14 27 NNE 12 22 NNE 10 17 N 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
88% 87% 75% 64% 61% 68% 78% 82%
UV index
2 5 3 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 30 September 2018)
02:00 05:00
Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 11 18 N 11 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G
Humidity
85% 82%
UV index
< 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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