A hot day to end the Olympics

Society Materials 24 August 2008 08:01 (UTC +04:00)

The last day at the Beijing Olympics on Sunday began with plenty of blue sky and sun.

The start of the marathon at 7.30am local time already saw temperatures of 25 degrees. They are expected to rise to 31 degrees during the day.

Later in the afternoon clouds are expected to gather over Beijing and Sunday's closing ceremony in the evening should have temperatures of around 27 with a humidity of 65 per cent. ( dpa )