imbledon 2022 began on Monday, and after months of preparation, the most prestigious tennis championships in the world and one of the highlights of the British sporting calendar are upon us.
With big names such as Serena Williams already out of the tournament after losing her epic three-hour match against Harmony Tan, Day 3 didn’t get 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 picked up first-round victory.
Here is the latest weather update on this year’s event.
What is the latest weather forecast for Wimbledon 2022?
Day 3 of Wimbledon got off to a late start after rain disrupted play.
The skies opened up at 9:15 this morning and the fall remained strong until around 10am.
The game was again postponed to 11am, postponing Ryan Peniston’s match, with officials saying it would be held until 11.30am, and again until 11.45am.
It has been pushed back again to 12.30pm – and we are currently waiting to see when it will resume.
The forecast for the remainder of the two-week tournament is mixed, but conditions are expected to be largely dry, with sunny spells, interspersed with showers and gusty winds.
A Met Office spokesman, Marco Petagna, said: ‘The first half of the week the impression is a lot of dry, bright weather with a small chance of showers.
“It’s really in the second half of the week that there will be more chance of showers. Temperatures are generally going to be around average, so highs of 21C.”
He added that the second week could see calmer weather, although confidence in the longer-term forecast is weaker.
He said: “The trend is for things to stabilize a bit as we head into July so a better chance of seeing more stable weather developing in that second week and maybe a bit warmer also.”
How can I watch Wimbledon 2022?
Wimbledon 2022 will be broadcast entirely on the BBC, which signed a new three-year deal with the sporting event last summer, extending its exclusive rights until 2027.
This year’s show will be the last to be chaired by Sue Barker, who has confirmed her intention to retire from the sport.
The tournament will also be streamed online on the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website, along with radio commentary on 5 Live and 5 Live sport extra.
The BBC has televised Wimbledon since it was first broadcast in 1937, with daily highlights of the men’s and women’s tournaments also available on Eurosport UK.