According to BBC London, large parts of the UK are being severely affected by extreme weather conditions, particularly southern and central England and Wales. Rain is falling at up to 18mm (0.7in) an hour and some areas could see levels reach 100mm (3.9in) in 24 hours. The London Fire Brigade say that they have received 'hundreds' of calls reporting flooding incidents.
With only 17 days to go to the London 2012 Games, the Environment Agency has already issued two flood warnings, and the Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for England and Wales, saying the washout will continue into August. A spokesman said: “A protracted spell of hot, sunny weather looks very unlikely.”
With London setting a record for the wettest June on record and July already off to a wet start, the question on everyone’s lips is, ‘Will the rains spoil the London 2012 Games’.
In addition, London has a microclimate that is known as an “urban heat island”. Caused by the mass of heated buildings and people concentrated in one relatively small area, it results in temperatures changes that are a couple of degrees warmer than outside of the city.
Victoria says, “With weather patterns varying greatly from year to year, season to season, even moment to moment, the key to surviving severe weather conditions and enjoying the London 2012 Games is to come prepared for all eventualities.”
Victoria offers more quick packing tips for London 2012:
Victoria adds a final word, “Yes, it rains in London. Deal with it! It need not ruin your London Olympic experience. Remember that most people couldn’t start a conversation if the weather didn’t change occasionally.”
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
The Key To Surviving Londonís Wet Games
Source = Explore My World Travel