Wimbledon 2022 is finally here, after months of build-up for the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world.

Despite the absences of world No 1 and 2 Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, the men’s singles remains an enticing prospect, with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal the favourites.

Meanwhile, Serena Williams’ entry as a wildcard will catch attention in the women’s singles, where a new champion is guaranteed following Ashleigh Barty’s retirement in March.

As always, the BBC is providing extensive coverage of the Championships, but many people will want to join the famous queue and attend SW19 in the flesh.

On Monday 27 June, the Met Office predicts that  London and South East England will see a “dry dry and bright” start,  with “a band of showery rain” pushing eastwards as the day goes on.

While these showers have the potential to turn heavy and result in some  thundery conditions, they are expected to largely dry out during the  afternoon, with a maximum temperature of around 20C.

The wet weather is set to fade overnight, with warmer, drier conditions  in store for Tuesday and sunny intervals, although there could be some  light rain setting in later in the day.

Marco Petagna, a spokesman for the Met Office, said: “The first half of  the week, the impression is a lot of bright dry weather with a small  chance of showers coming in.

He added that the second week could see more settled weather although confidence in the longer-term forecast is lower.

He said: “The trend is that things get a bit more settled as we head  into July so a better chance of more settled weather developing in that  second week and possibly a little bit warmer as well.”