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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)

  • Sunny day 7 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 9 °C

    -1 °C

  • Sunny day 8 °C

    0 °C

  • Cloudy 8 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny day 11 °C

    2 °C

  • Sunny intervals 11 °C

    4 °C

Monday (Monday 18 December 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night
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Temperature (°C)
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 5 7 WNW 4 7 WNW 4 6 WNW 4 6 WNW 3 5 WNW 3 6 WNW 3 6 WNW 3 7 W 5 10 W 6 14 W 8 17 WSW 8 17 WSW 8 16 WSW 8 16 WSW 7 13 W 6 11 W 5 9 W 5 8 W 5 8 WNW 5 8 WNW 5 7 WNW 5 7
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 VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
81% 82% 83% 83% 84% 79% 74% 69% 64% 59% 54% 52% 50% 49% 55% 61% 67% 68% 70% 71% 73% 74%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:59 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Clear night Clear night
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Temperature (°C)
2 ° 2 ° 2 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 1 ° 2 ° 4 ° 5 ° 8 ° 8 ° 4 ° 2 °
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WNW 5 7 WNW 4 7 WNW 4 6 WNW 4 6 WNW 4 6 WNW 4 6 WNW 4 6 WNW 4 7 W 4 8 W 5 8 W 13 23 WNW 12 23 NW 9 16 WNW 6 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 VG VG
Humidity Expand
76% 78% 80% 83% 84% 85% 86% 83% 80% 77% 66% 53% 58% 69%
UV index Expand
1 1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 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)
1 ° 0 ° -1 ° 2 ° 6 ° 8 ° 6 ° 3 °
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Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
WNW 4 6 WNW 3 5 NW 3 5 NNW 2 5 NW 2 8 NNW 3 9 NNE 3 5 NE 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
79% 85% 86% 75% 59% 52% 69% 85%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
2 ° 1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 7 ° 8 ° 7 ° 5 °
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NNE 3 5 NNE 4 6 NE 4 6 NE 3 7 NE 3 8 NE 3 7 NW 3 5 N 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG G VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
86% 88% 90% 80% 64% 63% 80% 86%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 22 December 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
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 4 ° 9 ° 11 ° 8 ° 5 °
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3 ° 1 ° 0 ° 2 ° 8 ° 10 ° 7 ° 4 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 3 5 NNW 3 5 NNW 3 6 NNW 2 6 WNW 4 10 WNW 5 12 WNW 3 6 WNW 2 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
89% 91% 92% 86% 68% 56% 74% 87%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 16:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 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 intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 2 ° 4 ° 9 ° 11 ° 9 ° 6 °
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3 ° 2 ° 1 ° 3 ° 8 ° 9 ° 8 ° 5 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 2 4 NNW 3 6 NNW 3 6 NNW 2 6 WNW 4 9 WSW 6 13 W 4 7 WNW 3 5
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
89% 88% 90% 82% 66% 57% 73% 86%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 16:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (Sunday 24 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
5 ° 4 ° 4 °
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4 ° 3 ° 3 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NW 3 5 NNW 3 6 NNW 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 89%
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< 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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