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Japanese Grand Prix 2018 weather forecast

Japanese Grand Prix

Fri 5 OctSun 7 Oct 2018

The Suzuka circuit will host the Japanese Grand Prix once again this year on 5-7 October 2018.

Last year's race was won by Lewis Hamilton, with Max Verstappen second and Daniel Ricciardo, third. 

 

Japan (UTC+09:00)

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    5 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 10 °C

    3 °C

  • Sunny intervals 12 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny day 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    7 °C

Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
Now 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
10% 10% 10% 10% 80% 80% 80% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95% ≥95%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 4 9 ENE 4 9 ENE 4 9 ENE 4 8 ENE 4 7 ENE 4 7 ENE 4 7 ENE 4 8 NE 5 8 NE 5 9 NE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG P P P P P P P
Humidity
62% 64% 66% 72% 77% 83% 85% 88% 90% 91% 92%
UV index
2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:58 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 17 December 2018)
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 Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night
≥95% ≥95% 80% 80% 80% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 5 ° 6 ° 6 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 2 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 5 10 NE 4 9 NNE 4 8 NNE 4 7 NNE 3 6 NNE 3 5 NNW 3 5 NW 3 5 NW 3 6 NW 3 6 WNW 6 11 W 8 16 W 11 21 W 11 22 W 12 23 W 12 23 W 12 22 W 11 21 W 11 19 W 11 19 W 11 18 W 10 18 W 10 17 W 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
P P G G G M M M M M M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 94% 94% 95% 96% 96% 95% 95% 94% 85% 77% 68% 64% 60% 55% 57% 58% 59% 61% 63% 65% 67% 68%
UV index
1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 5 ° 4 ° 4 ° 4 ° 3 ° 3 ° 4 ° 5 ° 5 ° 10 ° 10 ° 8 ° 6 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 0 ° 0 ° 1 ° 2 ° 3 ° 7 ° 7 ° 5 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 10 16 W 9 16 W 9 15 WNW 9 14 WNW 8 13 WNW 7 12 WNW 7 11 WNW 7 11 W 7 12 W 7 13 W 13 26 W 13 24 W 11 18 W 10 16
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
70% 71% 72% 73% 74% 75% 76% 73% 70% 66% 49% 48% 59% 65%
UV index
1 1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 3 ° 7 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 5 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 8 12 W 6 9 W 5 7 W 5 8 WSW 12 23 W 11 22 W 8 12 WNW 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
72% 78% 82% 75% 54% 55% 68% 78%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 8 ° 11 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 6 ° 5 ° 8 ° 11 ° 12 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 4 6 WNW 3 5 WNW 3 5 NW 2 5 WNW 5 10 WNW 5 9 WNW 3 5 NNW 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
82% 87% 88% 81% 71% 69% 86% 90%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Light shower night Light shower night
10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 30% 40%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 6 ° 5 ° 7 ° 11 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 3 6 NNE 4 7 NE 4 8 NE 5 9 ENE 4 10 ENE 4 9 NE 4 8 NNE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G VG VG G G
Humidity
92% 93% 94% 88% 77% 72% 84% 89%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 22 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
40% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 11 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 4 8 N 4 7 NE 4 7 NNE 3 7 N 5 11 NNW 7 15 NNW 5 10 N 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M G VG G G
Humidity
92% 93% 93% 92% 83% 73% 80% 88%
UV index
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 23 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 3 6 N 3 7 N 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G
Humidity
91% 92% 89%
UV index
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5-7 October - How will the weather affect this year's Japanese Grand Prix?

Japan remains one of the most exotic destinations on the Formula 1 calendar. Tokyo is one of the most exciting and lively cities in the world, in contrast with rural Japan, which is a chaotic mix of total isolation and dense population. The mountains, particularly in the north of the country, are stunning but uninhabitable. The flatter areas of central and southern Japan have to house most of the country’s 127 million people and the bulk of its agriculture.

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.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

 

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