Rain expected to fall throughout July and during Olympic ceremony


JULY IS 6/1 to be the wettest ever on record, according to Ladbrokes.

As the downpour continues, the firm make it 6/1 that this month becomes the wettest July since records began, and there’s also a 50/1 chance that the Olympic Stadium is faced with rain everyday for the remainder of the month.

With just weeks until the Olympic Games descend upon London, it’s just 2/1 that the heavens open during the Opening Ceremony and it’s 25/1 that the weather causes the flame to go out.

And whoever is given the honour of lighting the cauldron, it’s 500/1 they sport an umbrella hat in an attempt to keep the drizzle at bay. Lord Coe is chalked up at 20/1 to wear a pac-a-mac at any point during the ceremony on July 27.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “The nation is down in the dumps thanks to the miserable weather, but it hasn’t deterred them from making a quick buck out of it.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

July 2012 to be recorded the wettest ever 6/1
Rain to fall every day in July 2012 at the Olympic Stadium 50/1
Rain to fall at the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony 2/1
Rain to cause the flame to go out at the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony 25/1
Lord Coe to wear a pac-a-mac at the Olympic Stadium during the Opening Ceremony 20/1
The Olympic flame to be lit by someone wearing an umbrella hat 500/1



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.