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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)

  • Sunny day 32 °C

    23 °C

  • Thunder shower day 32 °C

    24 °C

  • Heavy shower day 31 °C

    24 °C

  • Thunder shower day 29 °C

    24 °C

  • Heavy shower day 30 °C

    24 °C

  • Heavy shower day 30 °C

    24 °C

  • Thunder shower day 30 °C

    23 °C

Monday (Monday 26 February 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
Sunny day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy
<5% 40% 40% 40% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 40% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 27 ° 28 ° 29 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 32 ° 30 ° 29 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 °
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28 ° 30 ° 31 ° 32 ° 33 ° 33 ° 34 ° 34 ° 34 ° 33 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 ° 30 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 3 7 ENE 4 10 ENE 4 13 NE 4 13 NE 4 13 NE 4 14 NE 4 13 NE 4 12 NNE 4 11 NNE 4 9 NW 3 6 WNW 3 4 WNW 3 5 S 3 6 SSE 3 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
85% 77% 69% 65% 60% 55% 55% 54% 53% 63% 74% 84% 85% 86% 87%
UV index Expand
4 6 9 10 11 12 9 6 3 2 1
Sunrise: 07:25 Sunset: 19:28 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 27 February 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 Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 50% 50% 50% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 25 ° 27 ° 29 ° 30 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 °
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29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 28 ° 30 ° 32 ° 33 ° 33 ° 34 ° 34 ° 34 ° 34 ° 33 ° 32 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 3 6 SSE 3 4 SE 2 3 ENE 2 3 NE 3 4 NE 3 4 NE 3 4 NE 3 4 ENE 3 5 NNE 2 6 N 2 8 NNW 2 9 NNW 2 10 N 2 10 N 2 11 NNW 3 10 NW 3 10 WNW 3 10 SW 4 9 WSW 4 9 WSW 4 9 WSW 4 7 NNW 3 6 ESE 2 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G
Humidity Expand
88% 89% 90% 92% 93% 95% 94% 92% 91% 83% 75% 67% 64% 60% 57% 57% 58% 59% 67% 76% 85% 87% 89% 92%
UV index Expand
1 4 6 9 10 10 11 8 6 3 2 1
Sunrise: 07:25 Sunset: 19:27 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 28 February 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 Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Cloudy
20% 60% 60% 60% 30% 30% 30% 10% 10% 50% 60% 70% 50% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 29 ° 30 ° 30 ° 27 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 32 ° 34 ° 33 ° 31 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
N 3 5 N 3 5 N 3 6 NNE 3 5 NNE 3 5 NNE 2 4 NNE 3 4 NNE 3 5 NNE 3 5 NNW 3 10 WNW 4 13 W 4 11 SSW 3 5 N 2 2
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
93% 94% 95% 95% 96% 97% 97% 96% 96% 76% 67% 71% 87% 94%
UV index Expand
1 9 10 3
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 19:27 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 1 March 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Thunder Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 30% 70% 70% 70% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 24 ° 25 ° 28 ° 29 ° 29 ° 27 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 31 ° 32 ° 32 ° 30 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 2 3 N 3 4 NNE 3 6 WNW 3 10 NW 5 12 NW 5 11 WSW 3 4 NNW 3 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
96% 98% 96% 81% 76% 76% 90% 94%
UV index Expand
1 8 7 2
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 19:27 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 2 March 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 70% 70% 70% 20% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 28 ° 30 ° 29 ° 27 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 32 ° 33 ° 32 ° 31 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNW 2 3 NE 2 4 NE 2 4 NW 2 8 W 4 11 W 4 10 NW 2 4 NNW 2 3
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
96% 97% 96% 77% 70% 76% 90% 95%
UV index Expand
1 9 11 3
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 19:27 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 3 March 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Light shower night Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy Cloudy
10% 40% 20% 70% 70% 70% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 28 ° 30 ° 28 ° 26 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 31 ° 33 ° 32 ° 30 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 2 3 ENE 2 3 ESE 3 6 SW 2 8 W 4 12 W 4 10 NNW 3 5 N 2 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG G G
Humidity Expand
95% 97% 97% 81% 75% 78% 91% 95%
UV index Expand
1 8 10 3
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 19:27 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 4 March 2018)
02:00 05:00 08:00 11:00 14:00 17:00 20:00 23:00
Cloudy Heavy shower night Light shower day Thunder shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Cloudy
10% 50% 30% 60% 60% 60% 60% 40%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 27 ° 28 ° 27 ° 26 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 2 3 ENE 3 5 ESE 4 6 ENE 3 9 NW 4 11 WNW 4 10 WNW 3 4 ENE 2 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M M G G G
Humidity Expand
97% 96% 96% 84% 78% 82% 92% 93%
UV index Expand
1 7 8 3
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 19:27 Moon phase: Full
Monday (Monday 5 March 2018)
02:00 05:00
Cloudy Fog
10% 20%
Temperature (°C)
24 ° 24 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
28 ° 27 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 2 3 ENE 2 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G VP
Humidity Expand
95% 95%
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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