Fears of rain give way to complaints about heat in London

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | 9:36 a.m. CDT; updated 1:47 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 25, 2012

LONDON — It's hot out.

Tuesday was officially the hottest day of the year in Britain. A temperature of 85.5 degrees was recorded in the southeast of the country near Gatwick Airport outside London. True, if you're in Arizona (where parts of old London Bridge now sit), that's not too bad. But for London, it's pretty intense.

So many people feared the games would be a washout. Yet now the Dominicans are saying it's too hot.

"The apartments in the village don't have any air conditioning and at least since we've been here it's been really hot," says Edwin Rodriguez, the country's gymnastics federation president.

Relief is probably on the way. Forecasts suggest the hot spell should end by the weekend. But forecasters say the hot, dry conditions might hold out for Friday's opening ceremony.

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