Eton Dorney weather

Home to the London 2012 rowing, Paralympic rowing and canoe sprint events, Eton Dorney is a world-class venue with events taking place between 28 July and 2 September.

Events at Eton Dorney: canoe sprint, rowing, Paralympic rowing

The Met Office observation site at Eton Dorney was first installed in 2007. Historical records show that daytime temperatures in the summer months generally rise to the low 20 °Cs. As is typical of weather patterns in the UK, the prevailing wind is south-westerly.

Rowers and canoeists favour light winds and warm temperatures to make decent progress through the water. The lake itself lies northwest-southeast, so the prevailing crosswind could be challenging to the Olympic and Paralympic athletes, particularly on a blustery day. On calm, clear and cool nights, mist and fog is likely, giving a murky start for early morning training sessions.

30 year average data

Eton Dorney

Wind rose data

The circle below represents the direction the wind was blowing over July, August, and September over a 10 year average from 2001-2011. The segments count the percentage of hours in the day where the wind was blowing from that direction.

Eton Dorney wind

Last updated: 27 June 2012

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