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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)

  • Light rain 26 °C

    23 °C

  • Light shower day 28 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny intervals 27 °C

    20 °C

  • Cloudy 27 °C

    20 °C

  • Light shower day 23 °C

    19 °C

  • Cloudy 24 °C

    18 °C

  • Sunny intervals 25 °C

    18 °C

Friday (Friday 21 September 2018)
Now
Heavy shower night
60%
Temperature (°C)
23 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
26 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M
Humidity
92%
UV index
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 22 September 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 shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 70% 70% 70% 60% 60% 60% 40% 40% 40% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
23 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 26 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 4 9 ESE 5 10 SE 6 12 SSE 6 13 SSE 6 12 S 5 10 SSW 5 8 NW 5 10 NW 6 11 NW 6 13 NNW 7 14 NNW 7 16 NNW 8 17 NNW 8 17 NNW 8 17 NNW 8 17 NNW 7 16 N 7 14 N 6 12 N 5 10 N 4 7 NNE 3 5 N 3 5 N 2 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M M M G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
93% 93% 93% 94% 94% 94% 94% 91% 88% 85% 78% 72% 66% 64% 62% 60% 64% 68% 72% 77% 81% 86% 88% 91%
UV index
1 1 3 4 4 5 6 5 4 3 2 1
Sunrise: 05:44 Sunset: 17:55 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 26 ° 27 ° 25 ° 23 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 24 ° 28 ° 29 ° 27 ° 25 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 2 4 N 2 4 N 2 4 N 2 4 N 2 4 N 2 4 N 2 4 N 2 5 NNE 2 5 NNE 2 6 NE 2 10 N 2 9 NNW 3 6 NNE 2 4
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 VG VG VG
Humidity
93% 93% 94% 94% 94% 94% 95% 90% 86% 82% 63% 57% 68% 82%
UV index
1 2 3 4 7 2
Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 17:54 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 24 September 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 20% 10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 23 ° 25 ° 26 ° 24 ° 23 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 25 ° 27 ° 28 ° 26 ° 24 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 3 5 NE 3 5 NE 3 5 NE 3 8 NNE 3 9 NNW 4 9 NNW 4 7 N 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
88% 90% 91% 79% 68% 63% 77% 85%
UV index
1 3 5 2
Sunrise: 05:46 Sunset: 17:52 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 40% 50% 50% 40% 20% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 21 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 4 7 NNE 4 8 NNE 4 7 NE 4 9 NNE 5 11 NNE 6 12 NNE 5 10 NNE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G M G G G G G
Humidity
89% 89% 90% 86% 80% 77% 82% 86%
UV index
1 2 3 1
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 17:51 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 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% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 21 ° 24 ° 23 ° 21 ° 20 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 22 ° 20 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 4 9 NNE 5 10 NNE 6 13 NNE 9 18 NNE 11 24 NNE 12 25 NNE 10 21 NNE 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 88% 88% 77% 64% 64% 72% 77%
UV index
1 4 5 2
Sunrise: 05:47 Sunset: 17:49 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 21 ° 24 ° 25 ° 22 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 21 ° 23 ° 24 ° 22 ° 20 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 7 13 NNE 6 13 NNE 6 12 NNE 9 19 NNE 10 22 NNE 9 21 NNE 7 15 NNE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 81% 82% 67% 55% 53% 65% 79%
UV index
1 4 6 2
Sunrise: 05:48 Sunset: 17:48 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00
Clear night Clear night Sunny intervals
<5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 19 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 4 8 NNE 5 9 NE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G G
Humidity
84% 87% 85%
UV index
1
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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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