Thank goodness the season 6 finale of 'Game Of Thrones' didn't leave us with too many loose ends, because now it looks like we'll have to wait longer than usual for the next season to arrive on our screens. And you can blame it all on the weather. 

'Game Of Thrones' S6 E10The winter is coming for 'Game Of Thrones' season 7

Season 7 has to begin from where season 6 of 'Game Of Thrones' left off, which was tenth episode 'The Winds of Winter'. This means that filming needs to take place in such chilly conditions, and that means starting a bit later than usual. It's probably the only time you want the sunny weather to go away, right?

'We don't have an air date yet', 'Game Of Thrones' co-creator David Benioff told the UFC Unfiltered podcast in an interview. 'We're starting a bit later because at the end of this season winter is here and that means that sunny weather doesn't really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim, grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.'

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'Game Of Thrones' usually airs around April each year, but now fans could expect to wait until early summer for the first episode. Or perhaps the delay isn't as drastic as we may think; after all, season 7 is tipped to have only seven episodes, which will certainly reduce shooting time.

The end of the show is certainly on the horizon too, with possibly only one more season to come after season 7. 'I think we're down to our final 13 episodes after [season 6]. We're heading into the final lap', Benioff told Variety earlier this year. 'That's the guess, though nothing is yet set in stone, but that's what we're looking at.'

So don't complain about the season 7 delay, because soon it will be all over.