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Daryl Ritchison, WDAY, Published July 24 2012

Weather Talk: Cool, damp conditions greet Olympic athletes

As the eastern two-thirds of the United States continues this prolong period of above-average temperatures, other locations in the Northern Hemisphere have been experiencing a long stretch of the other extreme – colder-than-average temperatures. One of these locations is London,which will soon be attracting international attention when the Olympics begin in a few days.

If you caught any of the open championship coverage this past weekend, you would likely have noticed the lush green fairways and bunkers with puddles of water. Much of Great Britain has been experiencing a cool and wet summer, although most of the locals would not call the past two months much of a summer. The weather has been so chilly that some athletes left for warmer climates to continue their training before the start of the Olympic Games.

Considering the forecast for this weekend, those athletes who left may regret not sticking around to get used to the cool and damp conditions that appear to be hanging around for the opening ceremonies.


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