Tennis lovers sweat it out in sizzling start to Wimbledon

- Advertisement -

Wimbledon fans sweltered in the heat as temperatures peaked at almost 30C (86F).

After queuing for hours as the day got warmer, they were then faced with the mercury hitting 29.1C (84.4F).

Some sitting on Henman Hill took to putting up umbrellas, usually seen at SW19 to provide shelter from the rain, in order to gain some shade from the sunlight.

Throughout the day queues could be seen around water fountains and water refill points as spectators did their best to stay hydrated.

St John’s Ambulance treated at least 22 people for suspected heat-related conditions.

But it was not just fans feeling the heat.

Piles of stewards’ jackets could be seen lying out of sight as they stripped off a top layer and took to manning the grounds in just their shirtsleeves.

Wimbledon 2018 – Day One – The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club
A spectator on Murray Mound/Henman Hill drinks water (Philip Toscano/PA)

The hot weather is set to continue, with the Met Office forecasting the hot weather to continue.

Met Office meteorologist Bonnie Diamond said: “It will stay in the mid to high 20s through the rest of the week.

“It will stay dry with plenty of sunshine.”

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest Stories

- Advertisement -

UK News

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Read the latest free supplements

Read the Town Crier, Le Rocher and a whole host of other subjects like mortgage advice, business, cycling, travel and property.