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Russian Grand Prix 2018 weather forecast

Sochi circuit

Fri 28 SepSun 30 Sep 2018

The Sochi circuit will host the Russian Grand Prix once again this year on 28 - 30 September 2018.

Last year's race was won by Valtteri Bottas, with Sebastian Vettel in second and Kimi Räikkönen placing third. The lap record is held by Kimi Räikkönen, who set a time of 1:36.844 last year.

Russia (UTC+03:00)

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    7 °C

  • Sunny intervals 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Cloudy 15 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    9 °C

  • Light shower day 12 °C

    8 °C

  • Cloudy 11 °C

    6 °C

Sunday (Sunday 16 December 2018)
Now 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 12 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 6 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 2 6 NW 2 6 NW 3 6 NNW 3 7 NNE 3 7 NE 3 8 NE 4 10 NE 4 11 NE 5 12 NE 5 12 NE 5 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
63% 64% 65% 70% 75% 81% 79% 77% 75% 74% 73%
UV index
1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:45 Moon phase: First quarter
Monday (Monday 17 December 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 Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 5 12 NE 5 12 NE 5 12 NE 5 12 NE 5 12 NE 5 13 NE 5 13 NE 5 13 NE 5 12 NE 5 12 NE 4 10 NNE 3 8 SSE 2 7 SE 2 6 SE 2 6 WNW 2 5 NW 2 5 NNW 2 5 NNE 2 5 NNE 2 6 NE 3 7 NE 3 8 NE 3 9 NE 3 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
71% 70% 69% 68% 68% 68% 68% 68% 69% 70% 66% 63% 59% 62% 65% 68% 73% 77% 82% 81% 80% 79% 77% 75%
UV index
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:48 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: First quarter
Tuesday (Tuesday 18 December 2018)
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 Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 7 ° 8 ° 13 ° 13 ° 10 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 13 ° 13 ° 10 ° 9 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 3 9 NE 3 9 NE 4 9 ENE 4 9 ENE 4 9 NE 4 9 SE 2 7 S 3 7 ENE 2 5 ENE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
73% 73% 73% 73% 73% 73% 64% 71% 85% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:49 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 19 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Clear night Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 14 ° 14 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 6 ° 7 ° 14 ° 14 ° 10 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 4 11 NE 5 12 NE 5 12 NE 5 12 N 3 9 SW 3 6 NE 3 8 ENE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
81% 81% 81% 79% 64% 73% 84% 82%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:46 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Thursday (Thursday 20 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 40%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 11 ° 11 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 12 ° 12 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 4 10 NE 4 8 NE 3 8 NE 4 9 N 3 7 NW 3 7 N 3 5 NNE 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG G M VG VG G G G
Humidity
76% 77% 80% 80% 76% 80% 89% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Friday (Friday 21 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Overcast Light rain Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Light rain Overcast
20% 30% 50% 40% 20% 40% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 9 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 9 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 8 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NNE 3 6 NE 3 6 ENE 3 7 NE 3 7 SW 4 11 SW 4 10 S 3 7 E 3 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G M M G G G M M
Humidity
86% 87% 86% 85% 83% 85% 90% 90%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:47 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 22 December 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
20% 20% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 10 ° 9 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 4 10 ENE 4 11 ENE 4 10 ENE 3 9 ENE 3 9 ESE 3 9 ESE 5 12 E 6 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G G M M
Humidity
88% 88% 86% 84% 78% 78% 83% 86%
UV index
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:51 Sunset: 16:48 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 23 December 2018)
00:00
Light rain
50%
Temperature (°C)
8 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 7 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M
Humidity
83%
UV index
< Sochi last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

28 - 30 September - 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.

You can check the weather forecast for other events through the Events Calendar.

 

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