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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)

  • Sunny day 26 °C

    18 °C

  • Thunder shower day 24 °C

    19 °C

  • Light shower day 24 °C

    17 °C

  • Sunny day 26 °C

    17 °C

  • Light shower day 20 °C

    15 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    15 °C

  • Sunny day 23 °C

    17 °C

Saturday (Saturday 22 September 2018)
Now 18:00 19:00 20:00 21:00 22:00 23:00
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
25 ° 25 ° 24 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 4 9 WNW 4 7 NW 3 7 N 3 6 NNE 3 6 N 3 6 N 3 6
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity
79% 83% 85% 87% 89% 89% 88%
UV index
1 1
Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 18:20 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Sunday (Sunday 23 September 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
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Thunder shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 21 ° 22 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 20 ° 21 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 25 ° 24 ° 24 ° 24 ° 23 ° 23 ° 23 ° 22 ° 22 ° 22 ° 21 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
N 3 6 N 3 6 NNE 3 6 NNE 2 6 NNE 2 6 NNE 3 7 NNE 3 7 NE 3 8 SSW 3 9 SW 3 9 SSW 3 10 SSW 4 12 SSW 4 13 SSW 5 13 SW 5 13 SW 6 13 SW 5 12 SW 5 10 SW 4 9 SW 4 8 SSE 3 8 SSE 3 8 SSE 3 8 SSE 3 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G M M M M M M M
Humidity
88% 87% 87% 86% 86% 86% 86% 83% 81% 78% 78% 78% 78% 79% 80% 81% 83% 85% 86% 87% 88% 89% 89% 89%
UV index
1 2 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 06:09 Sunset: 18:18 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Monday (Monday 24 September 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 Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 40% 40% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
20 ° 20 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 22 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
21 ° 21 ° 21 ° 20 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 24 ° 24 ° 21 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
SSE 3 9 SE 3 9 SE 3 9 ESE 3 9 ESE 4 9 SE 6 13 SSE 9 19 SSE 8 17 SE 5 9 E 4 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
M M M M M G G VG VG VG
Humidity
89% 89% 89% 90% 89% 82% 76% 75% 84% 87%
UV index
3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 06:10 Sunset: 18:16 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous
Tuesday (Tuesday 25 September 2018)
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 Sunny day Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 24 ° 26 ° 24 ° 21 ° 20 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 24 ° 26 ° 24 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
E 4 10 ENE 4 11 NE 4 11 W 4 10 W 7 15 WNW 10 20 WNW 11 19 WNW 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG G G
Humidity
83% 76% 70% 62% 66% 74% 84% 87%
UV index
3 5 2 1
Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 18:14 Moon phase: Full
Wednesday (Wednesday 26 September 2018)
00:00 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 day Sunny intervals Light shower day Light shower day Partly cloudy night
40% 40% 40% 40% 20% 40% 40% 20%
Temperature (°C)
19 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 10 18 NW 10 17 NNW 9 16 N 9 16 NW 8 17 NNW 7 15 NE 6 11 N 6 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G G G
Humidity
85% 85% 85% 77% 69% 68% 78% 81%
UV index
2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 06:12 Sunset: 18:12 Moon phase: Full
Thursday (Thursday 27 September 2018)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Cloudy Light shower night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
20% 40% 20% 20% 20% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 17 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 ° 17 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NE 6 13 NE 6 12 ENE 5 11 ENE 4 9 E 4 10 ESE 4 11 E 3 7 E 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
Humidity
81% 82% 83% 78% 73% 74% 84% 88%
UV index
2 3 2 1
Sunrise: 06:13 Sunset: 18:10 Moon phase: Full
Friday (Friday 28 September 2018)
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 Sunny day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 19 ° 21 ° 22 ° 20 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 20 ° 22 ° 23 ° 21 ° 19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 3 7 ENE 3 8 NE 4 9 NE 3 8 SW 4 11 WSW 5 12 W 4 10 ENE 4 9
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G VG VG VG G G
Humidity
88% 87% 84% 75% 71% 73% 82% 89%
UV index
2 4 2 1
Sunrise: 06:14 Sunset: 18:09 Moon phase: Waning gibbous
Saturday (Saturday 29 September 2018)
00:00
Clear night
10%
Temperature (°C)
18 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
19 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
ENE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G
Humidity
88%
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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