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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

HI, with the Wimbledon fortnight getting under way in 19 day's i thought I'd start a topic for anyone on here who may be going to Wimbledon so you can discuss / find out how Hot and Dry or Wet and Cold it maybe

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  • Location: Formerly Walworth, SE17 ; Swansea SA1 since Dec 2008
  • Location: Formerly Walworth, SE17 ; Swansea SA1 since Dec 2008

Keep an eye also on JACKONE's Glastonbury Festival weather thread Gavin -- the two events overlap in date, albeit the two are over 150 miles apart from each other ...

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  • Location: Evesham/ Tewkesbury
  • Weather Preferences: Enjoy the weather, you can't take it with you 😎
  • Location: Evesham/ Tewkesbury

Hi. MY FIRST POST! I'm going to Wimbledon with my boyfriend the second Tuesday so hope it's fine and sunny that day.

From Everyone on here A big Welcome to Netweather, By the look of things the new roof at Wimbledon may get some use this Year.... :air_kiss:

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

PWS expect a mixed bag for this year,

Forecast

The prospect of an uneasy passage of weather for Wimbledon remains in place, with low pressure systems expected to still essentially be in charge of the weather, even across the more favoured parts of the UK. Essentially, the first week looks rather overcast with showers, although play shouldn't be greatly interrupted, as there will be some lengthy spells of dry weather, albeit still rather grey looking weather wise. Week two may offer a better scenario, but indications are the theme may well extend to incorporate all of the tournament. Lacklustre temperatures, late teens at best, but again, no washout is expected, but using 'extra' days may be necessary.

Emma Pearson

Assistant Weather Forecaster

Sunday June 12th 2011

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

bloody eck! metcheck biggest joke forecast, they give average winds of 250mph on tues 21st June, think it will have to be cancelled

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

PWS forecast today

A real sunblock and brolley tournament.

Forecast

The situation for Wimbledon continues to slide into dangerous territory for a real soaking on many of the days during the fortnight of play. Showers or longer spells of rain will dominate, and scheduling may well spiral into chaos. The first week will start well enough with some fine weather, but this quickly erodes midweek, before picking back up late week, then becoming decidedly unsettled into the weekend. The following week looks set to be blighted by further spells of rain, mixed in with some drier and brighter spells of weather. The peaks and troughs of the tournament weather wise will see dry and sunny weather, warm too, coupled with some really wet conditions, a real sunblock and brolley tournament.

Emma Pearson

Assistant Weather Forecaster

Wednesday June 15th 2011

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

WIMBLEDON SET FOR WASH-OUT AS RAIN RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE

WEATHER forecasters have warned that Wimbledon could be a wash out after the UK experienced one-fifth of its expected rain fall in just six hours yesterday. Gloomy skies look set to rain on the parade of festival and tennis enthusiasts next week as the rain made its return to the UK, after forecasters warned of drought just a week before. The South East bore the brunt of yesterday’s showers, with 17mm of rain recorded in Woking, Surrey from 6am to noon, and 13mm in St James’s Park, London. Some 11mm of rain drenched Heathrow, west London, where the average total for the entire month of June is 51mm. Elsewhere heavy showers delayed the start of England’s cricket match against Sri Lanka in Southampton, while an area to the east of Alnwick, Northumberland saw 11mm of rain. Lindsay Dovey, forecaster with MeteoGroup, said rain would continue to fall in the South East today. “Light rain and drizzle will reach London towards the end of the morning, but it’s expected to be heavy by the end of the afternoon“London could be looking at 20mm throughout the afternoon and evening. There’s a risk of the odd rumble of thunder too.â€These conditions are in stark contrast to the balmy spring enjoyed by many.

Read more: http://www.express.c...-#ixzz1PX1gyb1t

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

Update from PWS

Forecast

The tournament will still be blighted by rain, and at present, things if anything have got a little worse. Showers or longer spells of rain will leave just 4 dry days across the span of Wimbledon at present, so expect major disruption to play and the use of the 'extra days'. If there were some positives to draw on, then the tournament should get away to time on the opening fews days, and the latter part of the two weeks does seem to be improving, but in between all that, it's looking wet.

Emma Pearson

Assistant Weather Forecaster

Friday June 17th 2011

http://www.positivew...ay-July-3rd.php

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at the moment, it does seem that the period form Monday to Thursday will see a mix of sunshine and showers, and as a result there will be some stoppages. Friday and Saturday (and Sunday if catchup is needed) do look a bit drier, especially if ECM is correct

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

I can see the use of roof over centre court for the semis and finals but here is where there is a problem. Look at the first week of Wimbledons 1991 and 1997, they were washouts and they had to play on that Sunday to get rid of the backlog. Well if the centre court roof was available then would it help? It would have got to a stage that they could not play anymore because not every match is played on centre court. Say you are on centre court, 1st round and your 2nd round opponent is the winner of 1st round on court 1, well you can't play until that match is resolved and hence you will still get some sort of backlog.

The only way Wimbledon is going to completely resolve weather problems is by having roof cover for all courts but that is going to be cost prohibitive.

Edited by Mr_Data
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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

Update from PWS,

Forecast

A slight shift towards some improvement in the weather, may be 4 to 6 dry days, but generally, rain will still cause havoc on the outer courts, with no lengthy respite from the presence of rain. At times, the rain will be heavy and persistent, and the covers may spend more time on than off. Temperatures will average out in the late teens, but during any drier, brighter, and sunnier weather, watch for a sudden surge in warmth, which may well be a double-edged sword, bringing thundery downpours if prolonged.

Emma Pearson

Assistant Weather Forecaster

Sunday June 19th 2011

http://www.positiveweathersolutions.co.uk/Wimbledon-Tennis-Tournament---Monday-June-20th-to-Sunday-July-3rd.php

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

Update from PWS,

Sunshine and showers will continue to dominate the first week. That said, there will be some decent spells of drier and brighter weather around, and in general, the showers should be relatively fleeting. Week two offers an improving scenario, with a good proportion of the week looking relatively dry and fine, although as the week progresses, the threat of rain will increase. The first week will see temperatures edge the late teens most of the time, but expect values to climb during the second week, possibly hitting 25c/77f during the 7 days leading up to the finals.

Charlotte Haines

Assistant Weather Forecaster

Tuesday June 21st 2011

http://www.positiveweathersolutions.co.uk/Wimbledon-Tennis-Tournament---Monday-June-20th-to-Sunday-July-3rd.php

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

A better second week - according to PWS

Forecast

Sunshine and showers remain very much the running theme in this first week, but generally, they will be short lived and shouldn't cause too much delay in the play. Come Sunday, high pressure is expected to be in charge, and this could signal the tournament turning a corner weather wise, with week two now looking decidedly better over all, with dry days substantially outweighing wet days. Temperatures will climb to, with 80f possibly being breached at some point during that week, coupled with some glorious sunshine. However, this in turn may spark off some spectacular thunderstorms - cue Cliff Richard.

Charlotte Haines

Assistant Weather Forecaster

Wednesday June 22nd 2011

http://www.positiveweathersolutions.co.uk/Wimbledon-Tennis-Tournament---Monday-June-20th-to-Sunday-July-3rd.php

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  • Location: South Peterborough
  • Location: South Peterborough

am off to Wimbledon tommorow, will be a ground ticket and so actually seeing some tennis is completely dependent on the weather, am I right in saying sunshine and showers tommorow?

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

am off to Wimbledon tommorow, will be a ground ticket and so actually seeing some tennis is completely dependent on the weather, am I right in saying sunshine and showers tommorow?

I wouldn't rule out showers, but i think there will be a good deal of sun around tomorrow, before rain moves in from the south west for saturday.

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