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Japanese Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Japanese Grand Prix

Fri 6 OctSun 8 Oct 2017

The Suzuka circuit will host the Japanese Grand Prix once again this year on 6-8 October 2017.

Last year's race was won by Nico Rosberg, with Max Verstappen in second and Lewis Hamilton placing third. The lap record is held by Kimi Räikkönen, who set a time of 1:31.540 in 2005.

What conditions will drivers face at the Japanese Grand Prix?

Rain through Friday into Saturday should clear. Some wet conditions for practice, and a few showers likely during qualifying on Saturday. 

Very warm and sunny for race day, with temperatures up to 30°C and a light wind.

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

Japan (UTC+09:00)

  • Light shower day 17 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    13 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    14 °C

  • Sunny intervals 20 °C

    15 °C

Monday (Monday 23 October 2017)
Now 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 shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night
≥95% ≥95% ≥95% 70% 70% 70% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 41 78 N 42 80 NNW 37 71 NNW 32 62 NNW 27 54 NNW 24 48 NNW 21 42 NNW 18 35 NNW 18 36 NNW 18 36 NNW 18 36 NNW 18 34 NNW 17 33 NNW 16 32 NNW 14 27 NNW 11 23 NW 9 18 NW 8 16 NW 7 14 NW 6 12 NW 6 11 NW 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
P P P M M M M M M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
80% 78% 77% 77% 76% 75% 75% 74% 72% 69% 67% 64% 61% 58% 61% 63% 65% 67% 69% 70% 70% 71%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 3 3 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 17:13 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
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 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Light shower night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 30%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 18 ° 18 ° 15 ° 14 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 5 10 NNW 5 10 NNW 5 9 NNW 4 9 N 4 8 N 4 7 NNW 3 6 NNE 3 7 NE 3 7 NE 3 8 NE 4 12 ENE 6 13 NE 6 11 NNE 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 VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
71% 72% 74% 75% 77% 79% 81% 76% 71% 66% 55% 57% 75% 82%
UV index Expand
1 2 3 4 1
Sunrise: 06:10 Sunset: 17:12 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light shower night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Clear night Clear night
40% 40% 20% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 15 ° 19 ° 19 ° 16 ° 14 °
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 5 10 N 5 10 NNE 5 9 NNE 6 13 NNE 9 19 N 10 21 NNE 7 15 NNE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 86% 87% 80% 64% 58% 71% 82%
UV index Expand
2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 17:11 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 14 ° 20 ° 21 ° 18 ° 16 °
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12 ° 11 ° 9 ° 14 ° 19 ° 21 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 3 5 NNE 3 5 NNE 4 6 NE 4 8 ENE 4 12 ESE 4 11 ENE 4 8 NE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
90% 91% 93% 79% 58% 53% 69% 80%
UV index Expand
3 5 1
Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 17:10 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 16 ° 20 ° 21 ° 18 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 16 ° 19 ° 20 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 4 6 NE 4 7 NE 4 7 NE 5 10 ENE 7 17 NNE 8 17 NNE 7 13 NNE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
86% 89% 91% 76% 58% 53% 69% 79%
UV index Expand
3 5 1
Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 17:09 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Clear night Light shower night Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower day Clear night Light shower night
10% 10% 30% 20% 20% 40% 20% 30%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 18 ° 17 °
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14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 6 11 NNE 6 13 NNE 7 13 NE 8 16 NE 9 20 NE 10 21 NNE 10 20 NNE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
84% 85% 86% 79% 72% 68% 76% 83%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:14 Sunset: 17:08 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 29 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 15 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 9 18 NNE 9 18 NNE 9 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G
Humidity Expand
84% 86% 84%
UV index Expand
< Kyoto last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

6-8 October - How will the weather affect this year's Japanese Grand Prix?

The Suzuka circuit is a big test of both the drivers and their cars, featuring some of Formula 1’s most challenging corners and an unusual figure of eight layout.

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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