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How Is Weather Affecting the Rio Olympic Games?

10 Aug 2016, 7:41 pm

Weather has definitely played a role in the 2016 Summer Games. On Sunday, rowing events and tennis matches were postponed due to winds and rain. High winds tore fabric panels off the side of the Aquatic stadium, used to control the temperature.

On Wednesday, the athletes woke up to less-than-ideal conditions, as winds picked up and light rain started. This could have an impact on the outdoor events like Beach Volleyball, Field Hockey, and Diving.

Rio De Janeiro is located in the Northeast region of Brazil. Currently in the middle of their winter, Rio’s east currents are more frequent and usually produce abundant rain in the coastal regions. There may be a few changes in the weather during the rest of the Games since Rio experiences frequent weather changes in the winter due to its proximity to mountains.

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