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Russian Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Sochi circuit

Fri 28 AprSun 30 Apr 2017

The Sochi circuit will host the Russian Grand Prix once again this year on 28-30 April 2017.

Last year's race was won by Nico Rosberg, with Lewis Hamilton in second and Kimi Räikkönen placing third. The lap record is held by Nico Rosberg, who set a time of 1:39.094 last year.

What conditions will the drivers face at the Russian Grand Prix?

"Sochi is a coastal Black Sea town with a mild spring time climate. However the trend into the weekend is for it to be warmer than average.

"Friday’s practice and Saturday’s qualifying will be under strong sunshine with temperatures reaching higher than average 23°C. This will lead into a very warm race day. Dry with light winds, sunny skies and temperatures rising from an early morning 14°C to 24°C during the afternoon."

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

Russia (UTC+03:00)

  • Heavy shower day 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 19 °C

    12 °C

  • Cloudy 23 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 25 °C

    16 °C

  • Heavy shower day 17 °C

    12 °C

  • Heavy shower day 14 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 15 °C

    10 °C

Sunday (Sunday 22 October 2017)
Now 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower night
70% 70% 80% 80% 80% 70%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 6 16 ESE 6 15 ESE 5 13 ESE 5 11 E 5 11 E 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M G
Humidity Expand
87% 86% 86% 85% 85% 85%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 17:27 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 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
Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
70% 70% 60% 60% 60% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 4 9 E 4 9 E 4 9 E 4 9 E 4 9 E 4 9 E 4 8 E 4 9 E 4 9 E 4 9 ESE 5 12 SE 6 14 SSE 7 16 SSE 7 15 SSE 7 14 SSE 6 14 SE 5 11 ESE 4 8 E 3 6 ENE 3 7 ENE 3 8 NE 4 10 NE 4 10 NE 4 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
85% 84% 84% 84% 84% 84% 84% 82% 80% 78% 74% 70% 66% 67% 67% 68% 73% 78% 83% 81% 79% 77% 75% 72%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 2 2 3 2 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 17:26 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 16 ° 22 ° 23 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 16 ° 23 ° 23 ° 19 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 5 12 NE 5 13 NE 5 14 NE 6 14 NE 5 15 NE 4 12 SSE 3 9 SSE 3 9 E 3 8 ENE 5 12
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
Humidity Expand
69% 68% 67% 65% 63% 66% 56% 56% 72% 65%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 06:46 Sunset: 17:24 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 25 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 18 ° 24 ° 24 ° 19 ° 18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 18 ° 24 ° 24 ° 20 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 5 14 NE 5 14 ENE 6 15 E 5 15 SE 7 15 SSE 7 14 SE 5 10 SSE 4 9
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
62% 59% 59% 63% 54% 57% 74% 75%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 06:47 Sunset: 17:23 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Thursday (Thursday 26 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light shower night Light shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Cloudy
40% 40% 60% 60% 60% 60% 60% 20%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 5 10 NNW 5 12 SW 5 12 WSW 6 14 W 6 15 W 7 15 W 6 13 W 6 14
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M G G G M
Humidity Expand
78% 82% 87% 88% 85% 85% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:48 Sunset: 17:21 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 27 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Light shower night
40% 20% 30% 70% 60% 60% 60% 40%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 6 14 WSW 5 12 SSE 5 12 SSW 6 14 SSW 7 17 SSW 7 16 S 6 13 S 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
89% 89% 89% 85% 81% 81% 87% 87%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 17:20 Moon phase: First quarter
Saturday (Saturday 28 October 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light shower night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Light rain Light rain Light shower night Light shower night
40% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 40% 30%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSE 5 13 NNE 5 12 ESE 5 13 SE 6 14 SSE 7 17 S 7 16 SSE 6 13 ESE 5 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
88% 87% 85% 79% 72% 72% 81% 83%
UV index Expand
1 2 1
Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 17:18 Moon phase: First quarter
Sunday (Sunday 29 October 2017)
00:00
Light shower night
40%
Temperature (°C)
11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 5 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G
Humidity Expand
82%
UV index Expand
< Sochi last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

28-30 April - How will the weather affect this year's Russian Grand Prix?

The circuit is integrated into Sochi’s Olympic Park, and hosted Russia’s inaugural Grand Prix in 2014, in the same year the city hosted the Winter Olympics. The track features a mix of high speed corners and technical sections, making for an exciting race.

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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