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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)

  • Thunder shower day 27 °C

    20 °C

  • Sunny day 27 °C

    22 °C

  • Sunny intervals 28 °C

    23 °C

  • Sunny day 29 °C

    25 °C

  • Sunny day 30 °C

    25 °C

  • Light shower day 28 °C

    24 °C

  • Heavy shower day 28 °C

    23 °C

Sunday (Sunday 24 June 2018)
Now 13:00 14:00 15:00 16:00 17:00 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night
60% 60% 70% 70% 70% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SW 3 11 WSW 4 11 W 4 11 WNW 5 11 WNW 6 13 WNW 7 15 WNW 9 16 WNW 7 13 WNW 6 10 W 5 7 NNW 4 7 NE 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
82% 80% 78% 76% 76% 77% 77% 82% 88% 93% 93% 93%
UV index
8 7 6 5 4 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:40 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 25 June 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
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night Clear night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10%
Temperature (°C)
21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 22 ° 24 ° 25 ° 26 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 24 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 26 ° 26 ° 26 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 3 7 NE 3 7 NE 3 6 NE 2 6 NE 3 6 NE 3 7 NE 3 7 NNE 3 8 WSW 3 9 SW 3 9 WSW 4 11 WSW 5 13 W 6 15 W 6 15 W 6 16 W 7 16 W 7 15 W 6 13 W 6 12 SW 5 10 S 4 9 SSE 4 7 SE 4 7 SE 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
93% 93% 92% 92% 91% 89% 88% 85% 82% 79% 78% 78% 77% 78% 78% 79% 80% 82% 83% 86% 89% 92% 92% 93%
UV index
1 1 2 4 5 6 8 9 7 6 5 4 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 26 June 2018)
00:00 01:00 02:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
10% 10% <5% <5% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 23 ° 26 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 26 ° 29 ° 30 ° 31 ° 30 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ESE 3 6 ESE 3 5 ESE 3 5 ESE 3 5 ESE 2 5 S 3 9 WSW 5 15 W 5 14 W 4 11 W 2 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G VG VG VG VG G
Humidity
93% 94% 94% 94% 93% 85% 81% 81% 85% 93%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Wednesday (Wednesday 27 June 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
24 ° 23 ° 24 ° 27 ° 29 ° 29 ° 28 ° 26 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
27 ° 26 ° 27 ° 31 ° 32 ° 31 ° 30 ° 29 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 3 5 NW 3 5 ENE 3 6 W 3 9 W 6 15 WNW 8 15 WNW 8 13 NW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG VG M
Humidity
95% 95% 92% 83% 82% 83% 87% 96%
UV index
1 5 9 5 1
Sunrise: 04:41 Sunset: 20:07 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 28 June 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Drizzle Drizzle Cloudy Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Clear night
30% 30% 10% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 25 ° 27 ° 29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 27 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
29 ° 29 ° 29 ° 31 ° 33 ° 33 ° 32 ° 30 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 9 W 3 6 NW 2 5 WSW 3 9 W 5 14 WNW 7 14 WNW 6 11 NW 6 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
P M G G VG VG G G
Humidity
97% 96% 94% 88% 86% 85% 88% 96%
UV index
1 5 8 5 1
Sunrise: 04:42 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 29 June 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Clear night Light rain Sunny day Cloudy Cloudy Heavy shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
10% 40% 10% 10% 20% 50% 30% 10%
Temperature (°C)
26 ° 25 ° 25 ° 27 ° 28 ° 28 ° 27 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
28 ° 28 ° 29 ° 30 ° 31 ° 31 ° 30 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 7 11 WSW 5 8 SSW 4 8 SW 4 10 SW 5 13 WSW 5 13 WSW 5 11 SW 4 7
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G G G G
Humidity
96% 95% 92% 90% 89% 88% 89% 95%
UV index
1 4 7 4 1
Sunrise: 04:42 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: Full
Saturday (Saturday 30 June 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Light rain Light rain Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
50% 50% 50% 50% 40% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 26 ° 27 ° 27 ° 26 ° 25 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
28 ° 28 ° 28 ° 29 ° 30 ° 30 ° 30 ° 28 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSW 3 7 S 2 5 SE 2 5 SSW 3 8 SW 4 12 WSW 4 12 W 4 10 SW 3 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M G G G G G G
Humidity
95% 96% 94% 89% 87% 86% 86% 93%
UV index
1 4 5 4 1
Sunrise: 04:43 Sunset: 20:06 Moon phase: Full
Sunday (Sunday 1 July 2018)
00:00
Cloudy
10%
Temperature (°C)
24 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
27 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
S 2 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M
Humidity
92%
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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