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Malaysia Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Malaysia Grand Prix

Fri 29 SepSun 1 Oct 2017

The Malaysia Grand Prix will take place once again this year on 29 September – 1 October 2017. Last year's race was won by Daniel Ricciardo, with Max Verstappen in second and Nico Rosberg in third. The lap record is held by Juan Pablo Montoya, who set a time of 1:34.223 in 2004.

What conditions will drivers face at the Malaysia Grand Prix?

Malaysian Grand Prix forecast

'Each morning will start dry and bright with some sunshine. Showers developing by mid morning, with a risk of heavier bursts and thunder. Hot and humid, with afternoon highs of 30°C to 32°C.'

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

Malaysia (UTC+08:00)

  • Heavy shower day 30 °C

    25 °C

  • Light shower day 31 °C

    25 °C

  • Heavy rain 30 °C

    25 °C

  • Heavy shower day 30 °C

    25 °C

  • Light shower day 30 °C

    25 °C

  • Light shower day 31 °C

    25 °C

  • Sunny intervals 31 °C

    24 °C

Sunday (Sunday 27 May 2018)
Now 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 Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower night
<5% 10% 10% 10% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 60% 60% 60% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 27 ° 29 ° 29 ° 30 ° 30 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
30 ° 31 ° 33 ° 33 ° 33 ° 34 ° 33 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 2 6 SE 2 7 SSE 2 8 S 3 10 SSW 4 11 SW 4 13 SSW 4 11 SSW 4 10 S 3 8 S 3 7 S 3 6 S 3 5 SSE 3 5 SSE 3 5 SE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G VG VG VG G G G G G G M M M M M
Humidity
90% 84% 79% 78% 76% 75% 78% 80% 83% 87% 91% 94% 95% 96% 96%
UV index
3 6 8 7 7 7 5 3 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:19 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 28 May 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
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Cloudy Cloudy
30% 30% 30% 30% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 20% 20% 20% 40% 40% 40% 70% 70% 70% 50% 50% 50% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 28 ° 29 ° 30 ° 30 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 30 ° 31 ° 32 ° 33 ° 34 ° 34 ° 34 ° 33 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 2 4 ENE 2 3 NNE 1 3 NNE 2 3 ESE 2 4 E 3 5 E 3 6 ESE 3 6 ESE 4 7 E 4 8 ESE 4 10 SE 4 11 SSE 4 11 S 4 12 S 4 13 S 4 12 S 4 11 SSE 4 10 SSE 4 8 SSE 4 7 SSE 4 6 SSE 3 6 SE 3 5 SE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M M M G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G
Humidity
97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 96% 95% 89% 84% 78% 75% 73% 71% 74% 77% 79% 83% 87% 91% 92% 93% 93%
UV index
1 3 5 7 7 7 7 5 3 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:19 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 29 May 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 04:00 05:00 06:00 07:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 60% 70% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 29 ° 30 ° 29 ° 27 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
30 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 33 ° 33 ° 33 ° 31 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 3 5 E 3 4 ENE 2 4 E 2 4 ENE 2 4 NE 2 4 ENE 2 4 ENE 2 5 ENE 2 5 S 3 10 SW 4 12 WSW 3 9 SE 3 5 ESE 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity
94% 95% 95% 96% 96% 96% 96% 95% 95% 79% 78% 79% 92% 94%
UV index
1 6 7 2
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:19 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 30 May 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 40% 50% 60% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 28 ° 29 ° 29 ° 27 ° 26 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 31 ° 33 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 3 4 ESE 3 5 ESE 4 7 SE 4 10 SW 4 12 SSE 4 9 SE 3 4 ESE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
94% 95% 95% 83% 79% 79% 91% 93%
UV index
1 6 7 2
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:19 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 31 May 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 60% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 29 ° 30 ° 29 ° 27 ° 26 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 32 ° 33 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 3 5 SE 3 5 ESE 4 6 SSE 5 12 S 5 14 SSE 5 10 SE 3 5 ESE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
93% 95% 93% 80% 75% 78% 91% 93%
UV index
1 5 6 2
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:19 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 1 June 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 29 ° 30 ° 30 ° 27 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 28 ° 29 ° 33 ° 34 ° 33 ° 31 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 3 5 E 3 5 E 3 6 SSW 3 10 SSW 4 12 ESE 3 9 N 3 5 NE 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
93% 93% 92% 78% 74% 74% 91% 94%
UV index
1 6 7 2
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:20 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 2 June 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower night Partly cloudy night
10% <5% <5% 10% 10% 40% 30% 30%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 28 ° 30 ° 29 ° 27 ° 26 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 31 ° 33 ° 32 ° 31 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 3 4 ENE 3 5 NE 3 6 NNW 4 10 W 5 14 W 4 9 WNW 3 5 NNE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
96% 95% 93% 82% 72% 79% 89% 91%
UV index
2 5 6 3
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:20 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 3 June 2018)
02:00 05:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
28 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 2 4 ENE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G
Humidity
94% 93%
UV index
< Kuala Lumpur last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

29 September – 1 October - How will the weather affect this year's Malaysia Grand Prix?

The Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur is one of the most technical circuits in Formula One. Its combination of long straights and tight turns allows for plenty of overtaking, making for an exciting race for drivers and spectators alike.

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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