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Dry Weather to Start Olympics, Then London Gets Wet Again

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Olympic gold medalist former sprinter and torchbearer Michael Johnson holds the Olympic Flame at Stonehenge at the beginning of Day 55 of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay. (Image credit: LOCOG)

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While nice, quiet weather will be in place for the start of the Summer Olympics 2012, the pattern should switch back to a wetter note by the second half.

An area of high pressure will shift eastward from the Atlantic to dominate over northwestern Europe early on during the games. Wet weather will shift eastward out of the United Kingdom as a result.

Beautiful weather is anticipated for the opening ceremonies of the Olympics on Friday, July 27, 2012. It should be dry and partly sunny with a high in the upper 60s (or around 20 degrees C), a few degrees below the normal of 71 degrees F (or 21.7 degrees C).

Temperatures will be closer to normal for the beginning half of the Olympics with generally dry weather. A few spotty showers are not entirely out of the question.

The weather will revert back to dampness around Aug. 6 as the area of high pressure pulls back to the west. More storms will return to the United Kingdom, bringing more days with a steadier rain. Increased clouds and rain will hold temperatures on the cooler side as well with highs in the low or mid-60s (around 17 or 18 degrees C).

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