Have you ever been to Wimbledon? Or watched it on the television? If so you will probably have noticed two things.
1. The Game. Especially if it is a nail biting game! 2. The weather
You can quite easily get a sense of what the weather is like by simply looking at the view from Henman Hill.
Or perhaps you notice how the spectators are squinting or how much shade the umpire requires! I think it is safe to say that the weather is definitely a key part of Wimbledon.
But how predictable is the weather at Wimbledon? The answer to that is not so straight forward and I will try and answer it with another question.
Do the favourites of Wimbledon always win? The answer to that is no. And a similar logic can be applied to the weather.
Does the most likely weather forecast always come to fruition? The answer to that is also no.
Thursday is a perfect example of when the odds of the forecast being correct may be tricky.
Thundery downpours are expected during Thursday but will a shower actually hit Wimbledon?
What we do know for sure is that it will be warm and humid and you will need umbrellas at the ready followed by the sunscreen at the ready as the showers are unlikely to interrupt play for any lengthy period!
As a final thought; the warmest Wimbledon day was back in 2015 when 35.7 Celsius was recorded, beating the 1976 record of 34.6 Celsius degrees.
When it comes to rain, the most disrupted play at Wimbledon was back in 1922 when it rain for nearly two weeks! Wimbledon ran over a week late.