Weather Forecast for Wimbledon Tennis 2017

Wimbledon 2017 tennis grand slam tournament is an perfect sign of reminding us that summer has arrived. Wimbledon will take place between July 3 and July 16.

British number one Andy Murray will be defending his men's singles after he won it against Milos Raonic last year.

His fans will be hoping that he can lift the trophy once again this July as Wimbledon returns.

Plus he will also face competition from favourites Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at this year's tournament.

In 2016, Serena Williams secured her seventh win - which equalled her for the record number of single titles at 22 in total.

But the US star won't be competing in 2017, owing to her pregnancy.

This year is the 131st year that the All England Lawn Tennis Club will host the Wimbledon championships.

Before packing your picnic basket, check the Wimbledon weather forecast.

Wimbledon has 19 grass courts where spectators will watch the men's and women's singles, as well as the doubles competitions, youth competitions and wheelchair matches.

Fans who were not lucky enough to get Wimbledon tickets for centre court or court one will be queuing for a chance to see some of the action on the other courts. They'll also be watching the games on Murray Mound where big screens show the action from the centre court - possibly with a glass of Pimms and some strawberries and cream.

Johnny Perkins, Head of Communications, explains how the weather affects their planning for the Wimbledon championships and the ideal weather they hope for.

In previous years the event has been so badly affected by the weather the tournament has gone into a third week. The referee will make the decision as to when to cover the courts. The sooner they are covered the quicker the court will dry out and play can resume at Wimbledon.

The Met Office says: "A continuation of the rather cool, changeable or unsettled weather looks most likely at first.

"Warm and largely dry spells of weather can be expected at times, interspersed with more unsettled conditions.

"There will be the ongoing risk of thundery outbreaks too.

"Temperatures are likely to gradually recover to be near normal for the time of year, perhaps with some very warm or even hot spells.

"There are weak signals for more settled conditions towards the end of the period, but confidence for this is currently very low."

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