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British Grand Prix 2018 weather forecast

Formula 1 racing at the British Grand Prix

Thu 5 JulSun 8 Jul 2018

The British Grand Prix at Silverstone takes place this year on 5 - 8 July, as part of the Formula 1 season.

Silverstone is the tenth race in the Formula 1 season, with the teams having already raced in Australia, China, Bahrain, Russia, Spain, Monaco, Canada, Azerbaijan and Austria.

Silverstone has been regarded as the 'Home of British Motor Racing' since hosting its first Grand Prix in 1948. F1® drivers call the British Grand Prix at the iconic Silverstone Circuit ‘insanely fast’.  

Both British drivers will be hoping to give the home fans something to cheer about at Silverstone by claiming a podium position.

What conditions will drivers face at the British Grand Prix?

Dry with some strong sunshine. Temperatures building through the weekend. Highs of 27C during Saturday and Sunday. High UV. Winds will be light and the air will be rather humid.

Clare Nasir, Met Office Meteorologist.

Check the Silverstone weather forecast for the British Grand Prix.

Back to the events calendar.

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    8 °C

  • Sunny intervals 19 °C

    10 °C

  • Cloudy 18 °C

    10 °C

  • Light rain 18 °C

    9 °C

  • Light rain 14 °C

    7 °C

  • Light shower day 13 °C

    6 °C

  • Cloudy 13 °C

    7 °C

Thursday (Thursday 23 May 2019)
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
Warnings
Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 19 ° 19 ° 19 ° 18 ° 18 ° 16 ° 14 ° 12 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
11 ° 13 ° 14 ° 15 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 13 ° 11 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 4 5 WSW 4 5 WSW 6 8 W 6 9 W 6 10 W 7 11 WSW 9 13 W 8 14 W 9 15 WNW 8 13 NW 7 12 NW 6 14 NW 6 15 NW 6 15 NW 7 17
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
Humidity
71% 59% 54% 53% 50% 46% 44% 45% 43% 45% 48% 55% 64% 69% 71%
UV index
3 4 5 5 6 5 4 3 2 2 1 1
Sunrise: 04:59 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waning gibbous Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Friday (Friday 24 May 2019)
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
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Partly cloudy night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower day Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% <5% 40% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 16 ° 16 ° 17 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 18 ° 17 ° 16 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 14 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 16 ° 16 ° 15 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 11 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 7 16 NW 7 15 NW 6 15 NW 6 14 WNW 6 14 WNW 6 14 WNW 6 15 WNW 6 14 WNW 7 12 NW 8 14 NW 9 16 NW 9 17 NW 10 17 NW 10 18 NW 10 18 NW 10 18 NW 11 20 NW 12 20 NW 10 18 NW 9 17 NW 9 16 NW 7 15 NW 7 15 NW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
77% 81% 84% 86% 89% 90% 89% 86% 80% 74% 67% 60% 56% 54% 52% 52% 54% 57% 62% 70% 73% 77% 81% 83%
UV index
1 1 2 3 4 5 5 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1
Sunrise: 04:58 Sunset: 21:04 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Saturday (Saturday 25 May 2019)
00:00 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 11 ° 10 ° 11 ° 13 ° 16 ° 17 ° 17 ° 13 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 8 ° 9 ° 12 ° 14 ° 15 ° 15 ° 12 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 8 15 NW 8 16 NW 8 14 NW 8 14 NW 9 18 NW 10 20 NW 9 19 NW 7 13 NNW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
85% 85% 88% 86% 71% 59% 54% 59% 77%
UV index
1 4 6 3 1
Sunrise: 04:57 Sunset: 21:06 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 3 Pollen: M
Sunday (Sunday 26 May 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Heavy shower day Light shower night
<5% <5% 10% 10% 10% 30% 70% 30%
Temperature (°C)
11 ° 10 ° 12 ° 15 ° 17 ° 17 ° 15 ° 12 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 13 ° 15 ° 14 ° 13 ° 10 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
WNW 5 9 W 7 12 WSW 9 16 WSW 11 22 WSW 14 26 WSW 14 25 W 12 21 WNW 10 17
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG G G G
Humidity
82% 86% 84% 75% 69% 77% 83% 88%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 04:56 Sunset: 21:07 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Monday (Monday 27 May 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy Light shower day Cloudy
<5% <5% 10% 10% 30% 30% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
10 ° 9 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 13 ° 12 ° 10 °
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Feels like temperature (°C)
8 ° 7 ° 7 ° 9 ° 10 ° 11 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 10 17 W 11 19 W 12 21 W 14 28 W 15 29 WNW 15 28 WNW 13 24 WNW 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
88% 91% 86% 70% 61% 60% 68% 78%
UV index
1 3 3 2 1
Sunrise: 04:55 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Third quarter Air pollution: 2 Pollen: L
Tuesday (Tuesday 28 May 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Heavy shower day Light shower day Light shower day Clear night
10% 10% 10% 20% 50% 40% 40% 10%
Temperature (°C)
9 ° 8 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 12 ° 11 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
6 ° 5 ° 5 ° 8 ° 9 ° 9 ° 8 ° 6 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
W 12 20 W 12 20 WNW 13 23 WNW 14 28 WNW 15 29 WNW 15 28 WNW 14 25 NW 13 22
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
G G G G G G VG VG
Humidity
85% 88% 85% 72% 65% 62% 66% 75%
UV index
1 3 5 3 1
Sunrise: 04:54 Sunset: 21:10 Moon phase: Waning crescent
Wednesday (Wednesday 29 May 2019)
01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
Warnings
Clear night Clear night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10% 10%
Temperature (°C)
7 ° 7 ° 8 ° 10 ° 12 ° 13 ° 12 ° 9 °
Show detail
Feels like temperature (°C)
4 ° 3 ° 5 ° 8 ° 9 ° 10 ° 9 ° 7 °
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph)
NW 13 21 W 12 20 W 12 22 WNW 13 26 WNW 15 29 WNW 14 27 WNW 13 24 W 12 20
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor)
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity
79% 84% 80% 66% 59% 59% 63% 75%
UV index
1 3 4 2 1
Sunrise: 04:53 Sunset: 21:11 Moon phase: Waning crescent
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5 - 8 July - Check the weather forecast before heading to Silverstone for the British Grand Prix.

For further information about getting to the Grand Prix visit the Silverstone official website.

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

 

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