Rain should hold off in St Ives and Huntingdon for Olympic torch relay

THE rain should stop for the Olympic torch relay through Huntingdon and St Ives on Sunday (July 8).

Weather reports show grey clouds but no rain between 6am and 9am in the two towns.

This should mean the 15,000 people expected to turn out to see this once in a lifetime event should stay dry, but best to bring an umbrella just in case.

With roads being closed an hour before the relay, it’s expected that crowds will start to grow around 7am in Huntingdon and 6.30am in St Ives.

A St Ives Town Council spokesman said they were expecting 10,000 visitors to watch the torch relay and around 200 people were taking part in the town’s sports parade.