The sun appears again at Beijing Olympics

Society Materials 12 August 2008 06:14 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - Tennis, field hockey and beach volleyball players were greeted by sunshine and partly cloudy skies on Tuesday morning at the Beijing Olympics after two days of wet conditions.

The outdoor events suffered from rain but no further rain was forecast for the day as temperatures were due to reach a steamy 31 degrees celsius by early afternoon.

Sailors in Qingdao were due to compete in light winds and under scattered clouds but there was a chance of rain in Hong Kong where the eventers were due to complete their team and individual events with the show jumping-portion.

The final showers in Beijing came in the early hours of Tuesday and also helped to clear the air. While the next days are forecast to be dry, drizzle is expected on the weekend, not ideal conditions for the blue-riband 100 metres final set for Saturday night.