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London Marathon 2016: Rainy Cold Weather Predicted For Runners

London Marathon 2016: Rainy Cold Weather Predicted For Runners

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    Apr 22, 2016   Author : admin

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UPDATE: The MET Office recently released a "wet snow" warning in lieu of the race day this weekend. Wintry conditions are remote but it could not be ruled out, so come prepared for the wintery showers.

The 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon will take place this Sunday, April 24th. And to the dismay of many runners and watchers, chilly weather will be greeting the runners from start to finish due to the low pressure that will bring unsettled weather this coming weekend. Although high pressure will provide dry weather across the southern part of England and the London area before the marathon, temperatures will be near only 7C (45F) at the start of the race with a high of 10C (50F) during the afternoon making it one of the coldest London Marathons on record. 

Spectators looking forward to watching the entire race must come prepared and wrap themselves up with coats and jackets since the weather might drop to 10C. According to Brian Dalek, digital editor at Runner's World, "Most people will be happy with something in the 40- to 50- degree (4.4-10 C) range, a little cloud coverage to block out the sun in your face, and low wind so you don't have another obstacle to deal with." So if you're a seasoned London Marathon participant, you might already be familiar with the poor weather conditions plaguing the races for the past ten years. But if you’re just recently joining the annual marathon, expect for rainshowers along with plenty of clouds throughout the day this Sunday.

Images:, AccuWeather | MYC Writer: Elonah Bioneda

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