Wimbledon

Wimbledon, the home of tennis

This year is the 126th year that the All England Lawn Tennis Club has hosted the Wimbledon championships.

Last year saw Roger Federer win his seventh Wimbledon title in a four set battle against British number one, Andy Murray. The two met again in the final of the London 2012 Olympics where Andy Murray took Gold.
Serena Williams won her fifth Wimbledon singles title in 2012 by beating Agnieska Radwanska in three sets. Serena then went on to win the women's doubles title with her sister Serena Williams.

Before packing your picnic basket, check the Wimbledon five day weather forecast.

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Forecast

24 June-7 July - Check the London weather forecast before heading to Wimbledon, the UK home of tennis.

Wimbledon has 19 grass courts where spectators will watch the men's and women's singles, as well as the doubles competitions, youth competitions and wheelchair matches. 

Fans who were not lucky enough to get Wimbledon tickets for centre court or court one will be queuing for a chance to see some of the action on the other courts. They'll also be watching the games on Murray Mount where big screens show the action from the centre court - possibly with a glass of Pimms and some strawberries and cream.

Johnny Perkins, Wimbledon Press Officer, explains how the weather impacts play at Wimbledon.

Wimbledon - How the weather affects planning for the championships
Johnny Perkins, Press Officer, explains how the weather affects their planning for the championships and the ideal weather they hope for.

 
Weather and Wimbledon Weather and Wimbledon (PDF, 86 kB)

Chris Tubbs, one of the Deputy Chief Forecasters at the Met Office explains what goes into providing the forecasters for Wimbledon.

Forecasting the weather at Wimbledon2013 Forecasting the weather at Wimbledon 2013 (PDF, 90 kB)

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Wimbledon weather

In 2009 Wimbledon introduced a retractable roof on centre court to allow play to continue in adverse weather conditions and to keep the championship on schedule.

In previous years the event has been so badly affected by the weather the tournament has gone into a third week. The referee will make the decision as to when to cover the courts. The sooner they are covered the quicker the court will dry out and play can resume at Wimbledon.

For further information about getting to the championships visit the  Wimbledon official website.

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

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