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Hungarian Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Hungarian Grand Prix

Fri 28 JulSun 30 Jul 2017

The Hungarian Grand Prix will take place on 28-30 July 2017. Last year’s race was won by Lewis Hamilton, with Nico Rosberg in second and Daniel Ricciardo placing third. The lap record is held by Michael Schumacher, who set a time of 1:19.071 in 2004.

What conditions will drivers face at the Hungarian Grand Prix?

July is the hottest month of the year in Budapest with average maximum temperatures of almost 27°C. Heatwaves, with temperatures above 30°C, are common during the summer months, but violent thunderstorms can also occur. However, until 2006, the Hungarian Grand Prix was the only current Grand Prix to have not experienced a wet race.

"There’s a risk of rain on Friday, as scattered clouds build in the afternoon and temperatures rise to 27°C. This could spark a heavy downpour. Saturday should stay dry and increasingly warm under sunny skies, with highs of 29°C. This will lead into a hotter than average race day. For the big event on Sunday, it will be dry with light winds, sunny skies and temperatures rising from an early morning 20°C to 33°C during the afternoon."

Aiden McGivern, Met Office Meteorologist.

Hungary (UTC+02:00)

  • Light rain 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Heavy rain 11 °C

    9 °C

  • Sunny day 15 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny day 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    8 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
Now 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
90% 90% 90% 90% ≥95%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
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12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 4 9 NNE 4 10 NNE 6 13 N 5 12 N 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P M P P
Humidity Expand
94% 95% 95% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:12 Sunset: 17:44 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 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
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Light rain
≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 90% 60% 80% 80% 80% 50%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 °
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10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 7 14 N 7 15 N 8 16 N 9 19 N 10 21 N 11 22 N 12 25 N 13 27 N 14 29 N 14 30 N 15 30 NNW 15 31 NNW 15 31 NNW 15 31 NNW 16 32 NNW 16 33 NNW 16 33 NNW 16 33 NNW 16 32 NNW 15 31 NNW 15 30 NNW 15 29 NNW 14 28 NNW 13 27
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P P P P P P P P P P M M M M M M M M M M M G VG
Humidity Expand
94% 94% 95% 94% 93% 93% 92% 91% 90% 91% 90% 89% 88% 88% 87% 87% 86% 87% 86% 86% 86% 87% 86% 86%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:13 Sunset: 17:42 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
50% 20% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 15 ° 14 ° 11 ° 9 °
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7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 13 25 NNW 13 24 NNW 13 24 NNW 11 21 NNW 11 20 NNW 12 24 N 12 26 N 10 20 NNE 8 16 N 7 12
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
Humidity Expand
85% 83% 82% 79% 79% 66% 55% 60% 70% 78%
UV index Expand
1 2 2 1
Sunrise: 07:15 Sunset: 17:40 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 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 intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 10 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 9 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 5 9 NW 4 7 WNW 3 5 W 3 9 W 5 13 W 5 9 WSW 5 9 WSW 5 10
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
83% 87% 89% 73% 65% 75% 84% 88%
UV index Expand
1 2 2 1
Sunrise: 07:16 Sunset: 17:39 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 14 ° 16 ° 15 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WSW 6 11 WSW 6 11 W 7 12 W 9 18 WNW 10 21 WNW 7 13 W 6 11 W 6 11
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
89% 90% 89% 76% 68% 76% 86% 88%
UV index Expand
1 2 2 1
Sunrise: 07:18 Sunset: 17:37 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 6 12 W 7 12 W 7 13 WNW 9 18 W 10 21 W 8 16 W 9 16 W 10 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
89% 91% 90% 78% 70% 75% 82% 85%
UV index Expand
1 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:19 Sunset: 17:35 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 9 ° 11 ° 10 ° 8 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 10 20 W 10 19 W 10 19 WNW 12 23 WNW 13 26 W 11 21 W 10 19 W 10 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
85% 86% 86% 76% 67% 72% 78% 81%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 17:34 Moon phase: First quarter
< Budapest last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

28-30 July – How will the weather affect this year’s Hungarian Grand Prix?

The Hungaroring circuit is located in a valley 19km outside Budapest, and is regarded as one of the favourite races on the calendar by drivers and teams. The tight and twisty circuit makes overtaking notoriously difficult at the circuit. The track provides a fantastic race for spectators, with 80% of the track visible from some areas of the grandstands.

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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