Typically, a new season for Game of Thrones comes after a traditional ten month wait; with the show ending in June and coming back in April the next year. But this time around, we might have to wait even longer for the new season.

The news came from showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss, who revealed the information on the UFC Unfiltered podcast that the weather might be a reason for a delay for the next season.

“We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a bit later. 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’ve kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim, grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.”

Sunshine and clear skies doesn’t do Westeros good.

However, there are only 13-15 more episodes left for the season and there might just be only seven episodes next season, possibly premiering in mid-May to retain its finale spot. Given how popular the season six finale was, they’ll likely to want it to air on the same spot if all possible.

There’s no solid confirmed dates for anything yet, but be prepared for a longer wait so hunker down and watch those reruns.