x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Olympic Games weather forecast likely to be poor

Sunny weather in London is "very unlikely" during the Olympic Games which begin later this month, forecasters said after the wettest June on record in Britain.

LONDON // Sunny weather in London is "very unlikely" during the Olympic Games which begin later this month, forecasters said after the wettest June on record in Britain.

The country's Met Office predicted slightly better conditions for the month ahead than in recent weeks when torrential rains triggered severe flooding in parts of the country. But forecasters said "below average sunshine" and temperatures are expected during the Games, which run from July 27 to August 12.

"The inclement weather that has characterised June and early July will probably still be in evidence," the Met Office said.