London 2012 Olympics: Weather Forecast Calls for Cloudy Days During Games

Josh Schoch@JoshSchochAnalyst IIIJuly 24, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 23:  Police patrol before the rehearsal of opening ceremony at Olympic Park on July 23, 2012 in London, England. The opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games will take place on July 27, 2012.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)
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It''s cloudy with a chance of meatballs in London.

OK, so maybe doughnuts won't be rolling through the streets leaving destruction in their wake, but the other half is true—we will see cloudy days during the 2012 Olympics.

London has been enjoying a a heatwave after recently being hit by quite a bit of rain, but the ideal conditions won't last through the Olympics.

The 10-day forecast from tells us that we will undoubtedly see periods of both sun and clouds with a chance of rain next week and most likely through the 2012 London Games.

The biggest question is whether or not we will see enough rain to alter the Games.

We know that the Opening Ceremony on Friday night could be the worst time for it to rain, as London is expected to put on a show like Beijing did in 2008. However, the 10-day forecast indicates that rain on Friday is unlikely, with just a 20 percent chance.

The Opening Ceremony is probably safe, but there are still sports that could be disturbed by the rain, the most notable of which are beach volleyball, cycling and track and field.

While some sports like indoor volleyball, swimming and basketball won't be affected, several sports could struggle with rain.

The Weather Channel gives a report in London that centers around the Games themselves, saying that we will probably see typical London weather, meaning cloudy days that are colder than those in most parts of the U.S.

Athletes will have to adjust to this change, and we could very well see weather playing a big role in the 2012 Olympics.