Met Office reveals climate of Olympic Games venues


With just over a month to go before the start of the Olympic Games, detailed climatology information from the Met Office provides an insight into the typical weather that can be expected in July, August and September.


The Met Office Olympic and Paralympic venue weather statistics give a detailed analysis of historic weather at each of the Olympic and Paralympic sporting venues - including those across London, the sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland and the rowing venue at Eton Dorney.

Records over the last thirty years for London show that temperatures in July, August and September will typically rise to the low 20's Celsius and that rainfall is expected on around 10 days per month, with a typical August seeing almost 50 mm of rain over the course of the month.

John Prior, Manager of the Met Office National Climate Information Centre, said: "The UK is an island nation, and as a result has an island climate which can vary widely both from day to day, week to week and year to year.

"This climate information provides a guide to the type of weather that we could typically expect. As the Games draw closer the Met Office will have local forecasts for the Olympic and Paralympic Games on our website so that everyone can make the most of the Great British weather."

Source: Met Office