Weather update: Summer Olympics opening ceremony

Weather update: Summer Olympics opening ceremony



2 August 2016

The world will soon start watching the 2016 Summer Olympic Games which kick off this Friday (5 August) at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. According to the Sports Weather Service, spectators and athletes in Brazil should expect some humidity and temperatures up to around 28°C (mid-80s°F) during the opening ceremony.

The Sports Weather Service is being provided by a partnership of meteorological and environmental agencies that operate in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The partners are committed to exchanging information in order to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games with meteorological and environmental data, numerical predictions, weather bulletins, air-quality control information, severe weather warnings and other information. 

According to the Sports Weather Service, temperatures will likely range from 14°C to 30°C around Rio de Janeiro during the Olympics. The Service is providing forecasts for each specific Olympics stadium and venue, including Copacabana, Maracana, Deodoro, Barra da Tijuca, Arena Corinthians, Minerao and Engenhao. For example, the cycling competition will take place at Copacabana and football will be played at Maracana, Minerao and Arena Corinthians.

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