Wimbledon 2022 started on Monday, and after months of build-up, the world’s most prestigious tennis championships and one of the highlights of the UK’s sporting calendar is upon us.
With big names such as Serena Williams out of the tournament already after losing her epic three-hour match against Harmony Tan, day 3 hasn’t got off to the best start after rain disrupted play.
Meanwhile, last year’s Wimbledon winner Novak Djokovic, Emma Raducanu and two-time champion Andy Murray all cruised to a first-round victory.
Here’s the latest weather update on this year’s event.
What is the latest Wimbledon 2022 weather forecast?
Day 3 of Wimbledon got off to a delayed start after rain disrupted play.
The heavens opened at 9.15 am this morning, and the fall remained strong until around 10 am.
Play was again postponed at 11am, postponing Ryan Peniston’s match, with officials saying it would be held until 11:30am, and again until 11:45am.
It was again pushed back to 12:30 - and we’re currently waiting to see when it will resume.
The forecast for the rest of the two-week tournament is mixed, but conditions are expected to be largely dry, with sunny spells, interspersed with showers and breezy winds.
A spokesman for the Met Office, Marco Petagna, said: “The first half of the week, the impression is a lot of bright dry weather with a small chance of showers coming in.
“It is really the second half of the week that there will be a greater chance of showers breaking out. Temperatures are generally going to be around average so highs of 21C.”
He added that the second week could see more settled weather although confidence in the longer-term forecast is lower.
He said: “The trend is that things get a bit more settled as we head into July so a better chance of more settled weather developing in that second week and possibly a little bit warmer as well.”
How can I watch Wimbledon 2022?
Wimbledon 2022 will be fully broadcast on the BBC, which has signed a new three-year contract deal with the sporting event last summer, extending its exclusive rights until 2027.
This year’s broadcast will be the final one presided over by Sue Barker, who has confirmed her plans to retire from the sport.
The tournament will also be streamed online on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website, as well as there being radio commentary on 5 Live and 5 Live sport extra.
The BBC has televised Wimbledon ever since it was first broadcast in 1937, with daily highlights from the men’s and women’s tournaments also available to watch on Eurosport UK.