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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 2017.

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

 

Japan (UTC+09:00)

  • Sunny day 30 °C

    21 °C

  • Cloudy 29 °C

    24 °C

  • Cloudy 29 °C

    25 °C

  • Cloudy 30 °C

    24 °C

  • Light rain 29 °C

    24 °C

  • Light rain 29 °C

    24 °C

  • Light rain 30 °C

    23 °C

Monday (Monday 25 June 2018)
Now 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
27 ° 28 ° 29 ° 29 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 30 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 ° 28 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 4 12 SW 5 13 SW 5 13 SW 5 13 SW 5 13 SW 5 12 SW 5 11 SW 5 10 SW 5 9 WSW 4 8 WSW 4 7 W 3 6 W 2 4
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 G
Humidity
68% 65% 62% 59% 56% 59% 61% 63% 70% 76% 83% 85% 87%
UV index
9 10 9 7 5 4 2 1 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 29 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 27 ° 28 ° 29 ° 29 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 2 3 NE 2 3 ENE 2 3 NE 2 3 ENE 2 4 ENE 2 4 ENE 2 5 ENE 2 6 E 2 7 ESE 2 8 SSE 4 11 S 6 14 SW 8 18 SW 8 19 SW 9 20 SW 10 21 SW 9 20 SW 9 18 SW 8 17 SW 8 17 SSW 8 17 SSW 8 16 SSW 10 19 SSW 11 21
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
89% 90% 92% 94% 93% 92% 91% 86% 81% 76% 74% 72% 70% 69% 69% 68% 71% 75% 79% 81% 84% 87% 87% 88%
UV index
1 1 3 4 6 7 8 9 7 6 4 3 2 1 1
Sunrise: 04:44 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 26 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 12 24 SSW 13 25 SSW 13 26 SSW 14 27 SSW 14 27 SSW 14 28 SSW 14 28 SSW 15 29 SSW 16 31 SSW 16 32 SW 16 32 SW 14 29 SSW 12 24 SSW 10 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 88% 88% 89% 88% 88% 87% 85% 82% 79% 71% 73% 81% 87%
UV index
1 1 2 4 5 8 4 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 28 ° 29 ° 27 ° 25 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 27 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 11 23 SSW 12 24 SSW 12 23 SW 11 23 SW 13 26 SSW 13 28 SSW 12 24 SSW 11 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 90% 89% 83% 72% 69% 78% 85%
UV index
1 5 7 5 1
Sunrise: 04:45 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 29 June 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 27 ° 29 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 27 ° 28 ° 29 ° 28 ° 27 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 12 25 SSW 12 25 SSW 11 23 SSW 12 26 SSW 14 30 SSW 13 27 SSW 10 20 SSW 7 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
87% 88% 87% 80% 72% 74% 81% 87%
UV index
1 5 7 3 1
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 30 June 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 40% 60% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 28 ° 30 ° 30 ° 29 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 5 12 S 5 11 S 4 10 S 6 14 SSW 8 19 SSW 9 20 SSW 6 14 SSW 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
89% 91% 92% 85% 77% 74% 79% 87%
UV index
1 4 6 4 1
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 1 July 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 27 ° 29 ° 30 ° 28 ° 26 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 3 7 SE 3 5 ESE 3 6 SE 4 10 SSW 8 19 SW 11 24 SW 8 18 SSW 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
91% 93% 91% 80% 71% 68% 76% 86%
UV index
1 6 8 4 1
Sunrise: 04:46 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Monday (Monday 2 July 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 24 ° 25 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
27 ° 26 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 3 8 SE 3 7 SE 4 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G
Humidity
91% 94% 85%
UV index
2
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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, juxtaposed 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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