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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 31 °C

    25 °C

  • Thunder 29 °C

    25 °C

  • Thunder 29 °C

    25 °C

  • Heavy shower day 29 °C

    25 °C

  • Heavy shower day 29 °C

    24 °C

  • Heavy shower day 29 °C

    24 °C

  • Heavy shower day 30 °C

    25 °C

Wednesday (Wednesday 22 November 2017)
Now 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 3 5 NNW 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G
Humidity Expand
94% 95%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 18:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 23 November 2017)
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 Thunder Thunder Thunder Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light rain Light rain Light rain Cloudy Cloudy
10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 40% 40% 40% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 °
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29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 29 ° 29 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 3 4 N 3 4 N 3 4 N 3 4 N 3 4 N 3 4 N 3 4 N 3 5 N 3 5 NNW 3 7 NW 3 8 NW 4 10 NW 4 10 NW 5 11 NW 5 11 NW 5 10 NW 4 9 NNW 4 8 NW 3 6 WNW 3 5 W 2 4 NNE 2 3 NE 2 3 NNE 2 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G M M M G G G VG VG VG G G G G G G M M M G G
Humidity Expand
95% 95% 96% 96% 96% 97% 96% 95% 94% 91% 87% 83% 84% 84% 85% 85% 86% 87% 90% 93% 95% 96% 96% 97%
UV index Expand
1 2 4 5 5 5 4 3 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:00 Sunset: 18:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 24 November 2017)
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 Thunder shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 70% 70% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 27 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 31 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 2 3 ENE 2 3 ENE 2 3 ENE 2 3 NE 2 3 NE 2 3 NE 2 4 NE 2 4 NE 2 5 N 2 7 NW 4 11 NW 4 8 NW 3 4 N 2 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G M M M G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 97% 96% 96% 85% 79% 82% 94% 96%
UV index Expand
1 5 5 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 25 November 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
40% 20% 10% 60% 70% 70% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 28 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 28 ° 29 ° 32 ° 32 ° 32 ° 30 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 2 4 N 3 4 NNE 3 4 NW 3 9 NW 4 11 WNW 3 7 WSW 2 3 NE 2 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG G G G
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 96% 82% 76% 82% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
1 6 5 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 26 November 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 60% 70% 70% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 28 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 2 3 NE 2 3 NNE 2 4 NW 3 9 WNW 4 11 NW 4 8 WNW 2 4 N 2 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG G G G G
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 96% 83% 80% 83% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
1 6 7 1
Sunrise: 07:01 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 27 November 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Light shower night Heavy shower night Cloudy Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
40% 50% 10% 40% 70% 70% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 28 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 32 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 2 3 NNE 2 4 NNE 2 5 N 3 8 WNW 4 11 WNW 4 7 WNW 2 4 NNW 2 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG G G G G
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 96% 83% 79% 83% 95% 96%
UV index Expand
1 6 6 1
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 18:59 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 28 November 2017)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 60% 60% 60% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 28 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 31 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 2 4 NNE 3 4 NNE 3 5 N 3 9 WNW 4 11 WNW 4 8 W 3 4 NW 2 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG G G G
Humidity Expand
97% 97% 96% 84% 77% 83% 93% 96%
UV index Expand
1 6 7 2
Sunrise: 07:02 Sunset: 19:00 Moon phase: First quarter
Wednesday (Wednesday 29 November 2017)
02:00 05:00
Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 2 4 NNW 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G
Humidity Expand
96% 96%
UV index Expand
< 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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