UK Weather: Sunshine Predicted For End Of London 2012

Sunny End To Olympics

London 2012 is ending on a bright note as thousands of spectators attending the final weekend of the Olympic Games enjoyed another spell of warm sunny weather.

The capital has been basking in sunshine for the past two days, and temperatures on the penultimate day of London 2012 remained high.

Matt Dobson, forecaster at MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "It has been another nice day for the Games, with a slight haze making temperatures more pleasant than yesterday.

"Over at Olympic Park this afternoon the temperature reached 25C, so it has not been as hot as yesterday's scorcher.

"It has been cooler down in Weymouth for the sailing, with a reading of 18C."

The good weather is forecast to hold for tomorrow, when the Games will finish with a closing ceremony at Stratford's Olympic Stadium.

Mr Dobson said: "There are some showers moving in from the west overnight, with a 5% chance of rain in London, most likely later in the morning.

Spectators soak up the warm weather in the Olympic Park

"Otherwise it will be another pleasant day with temperatures forecast to be around 26C."

After mixed weather over the summer, the capital has been bathed in bright sunshine over recent days with temperatures reaching 27.4C at the Olympic Park and 28.2C at Eton Dorney rowing lake in Buckinghamshire yesterday.

Meteogroup said it was the hottest day of the Olympics since the opening ceremony on July 27.


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