Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wimbledon: Drier weather to prevail into championship weekend

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 11,2017, 11:10:29AM,EDT
The arrival of rain to Wimbledon resulted in multiple delays to play on Tuesday while bringing the lowest temperatures of the tournament.
Temperatures struggled to reach 20 C (68 F) Tuesday morning before rain resulted in even lower temperatures during the midday and afternoon hours.
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High pressure will bring drier weather to the tournament from Wednesday into Friday as temperatures climb back to seasonable levels with highs ranging from 22-24 C (72-75 F).
Along with the comfortable temperatures, each day will feature a mixture of cloud and sunshine and a refreshing breeze.
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Increased warmth and the threat for rainfall are both in the cards for championship weekend.
Temperatures may again climb past 27 C (80 F) both Saturday and Sunday though it will remain cooler than last week when temperatures approached 32 C (90 F).
While dry weather is expected to prevail into Saturday, a cold front could bring the chance for a shower on Sunday.
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While Centre Court has a retractable roof, the other 18 championship courts and 22 practice courts at the All England Club remain open to the elements, thus leaving the start and completion times of some matches in the hands of Mother Nature.
Closing the roof on Centre Court and creating the proper playing conditions can result in a 30- to 40-minute delay.
Wimbledon says that since 1922, only seven tournaments have experienced no weather delays. The last rain-free tournament came in 2010.
The wettest tournament was 1991 with 69.8 mm (2.75 inches) of rainfall reported while a thunderstorm produced more than 25 mm (1 inch) of rain in 20 minutes in 1985, according to the Met Office.

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