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Wimbledon 2015 Forecast: Heat to Build for Tournament Play

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships will begin Monday, June 29, and dry, comfortable conditions are expected for the start of the tournament, which continues until July 12.

"There will be some clouds overhead, but rain potential is low," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.

For opening round play, temperatures are forecast to reach 24 C (76 F). A high temperature near 21 C (70 F) is common for this time of year.

"Heat will be a significant factor as the week progresses with the highest temperatures of the year expected by Tuesday," AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister said. "Then, it will become even warmer on Wednesday and Thursday."

Temperatures by Wednesday should be in the upper 20s C (lower 80s F), she said.

While Centre Court has a retractable roof, the other 19 championship courts and 22 practice courts at the All England Club remain open to the elements, thus leaving the start and completion times of some matches in the hands of Mother Nature.

Last year, rain caused disruptions and postponements during early rounds of the tournament.

Wimbledon says that since 1922, only seven tournaments have experienced no weather delays. The last rain-free tournament came in 2010.

According to Tennis Channel Analyst Justin Gimelstob, "When the roof closes, Wimbledon becomes an indoor event with a completely controlled environment, no sun nor wind which favors the more aggressive player."

On Wimbledon's grass courts, the ball will be slower and heavier with cold, damp conditions as opposed to lighter and faster on warm, dry days.

In an effort to continue to reduce the amount of weather delays, Wimbledon is currently adding a retractable roof to Court 1, with completion expected for 2019.