Olympic Climatology

Wednesday 04th Jul 2012 by theWeather Club

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With the Olympic Games just around the corner, the Met Office have issued some detailed climatology information which provides an insight into the typical weather that can be expected in July, August and September. The information is broken down to cover the different venues for Olympic and Paralympic Games including those across London, the sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland and the rowing venue at Eton Dorney.

Historical records show that the capital normally sees temperatures reach the low 20 °Cs by day. The prevailing wind is south-westerly and rainfall through July to September doesn't usually exceed 50 mm. On average there is around six hours of sunshine per day.

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 on our website so that everyone can make the most of the Great British weather."

The Met Office will also be providing detailed weather forecasts to the Games organisers, for the competing athletes and their coaches, visitors and those responsible for the massive logistical exercise of transporting and ensuring the safety of huge numbers of spectators.

To find out more about the climatology information at the Olympic venue visit Met Office Olympic data.