Met Office reveals climate of Olympic Games venues

Olympic Games 2012

27 June 2012 - 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.

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."

The Met Office is providing weather forecasts to the Olympic and Paralympic 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. Our forecasts will help them to be prepared so everyone can make the most of the Games experience.

Forecasts will be available for the individual sporting venues as well as over 5000 locations across the UK on our website, mobile phone apps and website widget.

Contact information

Met Office Press Office: +44 (0)1392 886655

E-mail: Press Office

Met Office Customer Centre: 0870 900 0100

If you're outside the UK: +44 1392 885680

Last updated: 27 June 2012