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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+01:00)

  • Sunny intervals 2 °C

    -2 °C

  • Cloudy 2 °C

    -3 °C

  • Sunny day 1 °C

    -3 °C

  • Cloudy 0 °C

    -2 °C

  • Overcast 2 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 4 °C

    -1 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:26 Sunset: 15:53 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 18 December 2017)
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Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
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WNW 2 4 NW 2 4 WNW 4 7 NW 4 7 NW 3 8 NW 4 9 NNW 3 7 NW 4 7 NW 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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87% 88% 91% 90% 81% 68% 74% 80% 84%
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1 1
Sunrise: 07:27 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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85% 87% 88% 73% 61% 72% 75% 80%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 07:28 Sunset: 15:54 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
83% 85% 89% 81% 74% 84% 88% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1
Sunrise: 07:28 Sunset: 15:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
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Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Sunrise: 01:29 Sunset: 15:55 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
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WNW 10 19 WNW 10 20 WNW 10 20 NW 11 21 NW 12 23 NW 10 19 N 10 18 WNW 10 18
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
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Humidity Expand
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Sunrise: 07:29 Sunset: 15:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
< 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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