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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)

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    13 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny day 21 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny day 22 °C

    12 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    11 °C

  • Sunny day 19 °C

    12 °C

Tuesday (Tuesday 17 October 2017)
Now 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
15 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SW 4 11 WSW 4 10 W 4 10 NE 4 9 ENE 4 8 E 4 8 E 4 7 E 3 7 E 4 8 E 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity Expand
67% 69% 73% 77% 81% 82% 82% 82% 81% 81%
UV index Expand
2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:37 Sunset: 17:35 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 18 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
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
E 4 9 E 4 9 E 5 10 E 5 11 E 5 11 E 5 10 E 5 10 E 4 10 ESE 4 10 ESE 4 9 SE 4 10 SE 5 11 SSE 5 11 S 5 11 S 5 11 S 5 11 SSE 4 9 SE 3 7 ESE 2 5 ESE 3 5 E 3 6 ENE 3 6 ENE 3 7 ENE 3 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
80% 79% 77% 76% 77% 77% 78% 77% 76% 75% 73% 72% 71% 72% 74% 75% 79% 84% 88% 88% 89% 89% 89% 88%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 06:38 Sunset: 17:34 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Thursday (Thursday 19 October 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 17 ° 21 ° 21 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 17 ° 21 ° 20 ° 17 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 3 8 ENE 3 9 NE 3 9 NE 3 9 NE 4 10 NE 3 8 WSW 3 12 W 4 11 NNW 3 6 NNE 3 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
88% 87% 87% 86% 84% 70% 56% 57% 81% 82%
UV index Expand
2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:39 Sunset: 17:32 Moon phase: New
Friday (Friday 20 October 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)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 17 ° 21 ° 21 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 17 ° 21 ° 21 ° 17 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 3 8 NE 4 10 NE 4 11 NE 3 8 SW 3 11 WSW 3 10 NNW 3 5 NE 2 6
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% 77% 76% 67% 57% 63% 85% 86%
UV index Expand
2 4 1
Sunrise: 06:41 Sunset: 17:31 Moon phase: New
Saturday (Saturday 21 October 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)
13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 17 ° 21 ° 21 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 17 ° 22 ° 22 ° 17 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 3 8 NE 3 9 NE 4 10 ENE 3 8 SSW 3 11 SW 3 10 N 2 5 NE 3 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
Humidity Expand
84% 80% 76% 67% 59% 64% 86% 80%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:42 Sunset: 17:29 Moon phase: New
Sunday (Sunday 22 October 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% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 17 ° 20 ° 19 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 3 9 ENE 4 9 NE 4 9 E 3 9 SSW 5 14 SW 4 11 SSE 3 7 ENE 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
73% 70% 69% 66% 65% 69% 85% 86%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:43 Sunset: 17:27 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 23 October 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 Partly cloudy night Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 15 ° 18 ° 19 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 15 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 4 9 ENE 5 11 ENE 4 11 E 4 11 SSE 4 11 S 5 13 ESE 4 10 ENE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
85% 81% 77% 69% 65% 67% 80% 82%
UV index Expand
2 3 1
Sunrise: 06:44 Sunset: 17:26 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Tuesday (Tuesday 24 October 2017)
00:00
Cloudy
<5%
Temperature (°C)
13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 4 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG
Humidity Expand
75%
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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