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United States Grand Prix 2017 weather forecast

Circuit of The Americas

Fri 20 OctSun 22 Oct 2017

The Circuit of The Americas will host the US Grand Prix once again this year on 20-22 October 2017.

Last year's race was won by Lewis Hamilton, with Nico Rosberg in second and Daniel Ricciardo placing third. The lap record is held by Sebastian Vettel, who set a time of 1:39.347 in 2012.

What conditions will drivers face at the Hungarian Grand Prix?

"The weather looks thundery over Austin for the USA grand prix, with the risk of thunderstorms on each day, Friday through to race day on Sunday. The highest risk is morning time with some sun during the day and highs of 31C on Saturday and 26C on Sunday. Winds remain gentle."

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

United States of America (UTC-06:00)

  • Cloudy 16 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 16 °C

    13 °C

  • Heavy shower day 20 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny day 20 °C

    10 °C

  • Sunny intervals 21 °C

    14 °C

  • Cloudy 20 °C

    9 °C

  • Cloudy 17 °C

    3 °C

Sunday (Sunday 17 December 2017)
Now 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
Drizzle Drizzle Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle
30% 30% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 2 6 S 3 8 SSW 3 10 SW 4 12 SSW 4 11 SSW 3 10 SSW 3 9 S 3 8 SSE 2 7 SE 2 6 SSE 2 5 SSE 2 5 SSE 2 5 SSE 2 5 S 1 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity Expand
96% 92% 87% 83% 80% 77% 74% 79% 84% 89% 91% 93% 95% 95% 95%
UV index Expand
1 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 07:21 Sunset: 17:33 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 21:00
Drizzle Drizzle Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Overcast Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Light rain Overcast
20% 20% 10% 10% 10% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 20% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 20%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
9 ° 10 ° 10 ° 10 ° 11 ° 11 ° 11 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 1 4 S 1 3 S 0 2 WNW 0 2 NNW 0 2 NW 0 2 NW 1 3 NNE 1 4 NE 2 5 NE 3 7 ENE 3 8 ENE 3 9 E 4 10 E 3 9 ENE 3 8 ENE 3 7 ENE 2 6 ENE 2 5 NE 2 4 NE 1 4
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G G G G G G G G G M M M G G G M M M
Humidity Expand
96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 96% 95% 95% 94% 94% 94% 93% 93% 94% 94% 94% 95% 96% 97% 98%
UV index Expand
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:22 Sunset: 17:34 Moon phase: New
Tuesday (Tuesday 19 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 21:00
Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower night Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night Clear night
60% 60% 60% 70% 70% 70% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 16 °
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15 ° 15 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 17 ° 18 ° 15 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
NNE 1 3 NE 1 7 NE 1 4 ENE 3 8 SE 5 11 WSW 4 11 W 3 8 W 3 8
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
M M M M M G G VG
Humidity Expand
99% 99% 99% 98% 97% 94% 93% 93%
UV index Expand
1 1 1
Sunrise: 07:22 Sunset: 17:34 Moon phase: New
Wednesday (Wednesday 20 December 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)
14 ° 13 ° 11 ° 14 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 15 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
13 ° 11 ° 10 ° 13 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 14 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
W 3 8 WNW 4 10 NW 4 10 NW 4 10 NW 4 11 E 3 8 SE 2 5 SSE 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
87% 82% 81% 78% 64% 60% 80% 86%
UV index Expand
2 4 2
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 17:35 Moon phase: New
Thursday (Thursday 21 December 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 intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Overcast
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
13 ° 12 ° 12 ° 15 ° 19 ° 19 ° 20 ° 19 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
12 ° 11 ° 11 ° 14 ° 18 ° 17 ° 19 ° 18 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
S 2 7 S 3 7 S 3 9 S 5 12 S 7 18 S 6 16 S 4 10 S 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
VG G G G VG VG G G
Humidity Expand
88% 91% 93% 90% 78% 76% 88% 94%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 07:23 Sunset: 17:35 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
Light rain Overcast Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
40% 10% 20% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 17 ° 18 ° 16 ° 16 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 14 ° 15 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
SSW 5 13 SW 5 15 SW 6 17 WSW 7 18 SW 8 20 SW 6 17 SSE 4 11 ESE 4 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) Expand
G G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity Expand
93% 91% 85% 77% 66% 58% 69% 74%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 17:35 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
Saturday (Saturday 23 December 2017)
00:00 03:00 06:00 09:00 12:00 15:00
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 11 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 °
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Feels like temperature (°C) Expand
11 ° 10 ° 9 ° 12 ° 14 ° 13 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) Expand
ESE 3 9 E 3 9 SE 3 9 E 4 11 SE 6 15 ESE 4 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
76% 78% 79% 74% 63% 64%
UV index Expand
1 3 1
Sunrise: 07:24 Sunset: 17:36 Moon phase: Waxing crescent
< Austin last 24 hours Issued at:  (UK Local Time)

20-22 October - How will the weather affect this year's United States Grand Prix?

In 2012 Formula 1 returned to the US for the first time since 2007, with a brand new venue in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of The Americas is the first purpose built Formula 1 facility in the US, and challenges drivers with dramatic elevation changes and turns inspired by some of the best F1 circuits.  

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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