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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 16 °C

    10 °C

  • Light shower day 15 °C

    11 °C

  • Heavy rain 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Heavy rain 12 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    8 °C

  • Heavy rain 10 °C

    6 °C

  • Light rain 11 °C

    6 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 5 10 ESE 5 11 E 5 12 E 5 13 ESE 5 12 ESE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
59% 58% 57% 55% 57% 59%
UV index Expand
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: New
Monday (Monday 18 December 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 Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 5 11 ESE 5 12 ESE 5 13 ESE 6 15 ESE 6 16 ESE 7 17 ESE 7 18 ESE 7 17 ESE 7 17 ESE 7 17 ESE 7 17 ESE 8 17 ESE 8 17 SE 7 16 SE 7 15 SE 6 14 SE 6 13 SE 5 12 ESE 4 11 ESE 4 11 E 4 11 E 4 11 ENE 4 11 NE 4 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity Expand
60% 58% 56% 54% 55% 56% 58% 60% 62% 64% 65% 66% 67% 69% 70% 71% 74% 76% 79% 79% 79% 79% 81% 82%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Light shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Heavy shower night
40% 40% 40% 40% 90% 90% 80% 60% 60% 60%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 5 11 NNE 5 11 NNE 4 11 NNE 4 11 ENE 4 12 SE 6 14 SSE 5 12 SE 5 12 SE 5 11 E 3 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G M M P P M M M G
Humidity Expand
84% 84% 84% 84% 88% 88% 89% 86% 90% 89%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Heavy shower night Light shower night Light shower night Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain
60% 40% 40% 80% 80% 90% 90% 80%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ENE 3 9 N 4 9 N 4 9 ENE 4 10 ENE 5 11 E 5 10 NE 5 10 E 5 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G M M M M M
Humidity Expand
88% 87% 88% 89% 86% 88% 90% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Heavy rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Heavy rain Light rain
80% 60% 80% 60% 60% 60% 80% 60%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 6 12 NNE 5 11 E 5 10 W 4 10 NNW 4 10 W 4 9 NNW 4 9 NNW 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M M M M
Humidity Expand
91% 91% 92% 91% 89% 88% 91% 90%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Friday (Friday 22 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Heavy rain Cloudy Heavy shower day Light rain Cloudy
80% 80% 80% 70% 20% 50% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 9 ° 7 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 5 10 N 5 12 NE 6 12 ENE 7 14 N 6 14 NNW 6 14 NNE 5 12 NE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M G M G G G G G
Humidity Expand
90% 89% 89% 88% 83% 79% 87% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light rain Light rain Heavy shower night Cloudy Heavy shower day Cloudy Heavy shower night Heavy rain
50% 50% 60% 30% 60% 30% 60% 80%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NE 5 12 NE 6 13 ENE 6 14 E 6 14 ESE 6 14 SE 7 15 E 6 14 SSW 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G M M
Humidity Expand
86% 85% 84% 83% 82% 82% 86% 87%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Sunday (Sunday 24 December 2017)
00:00
Heavy rain
80%
Temperature (°C)
7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SE 6 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G
Humidity Expand
87%
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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