The UK is set to experience the hottest weekend of the year as football fans prepare for the kick-off of Euro 2020.
Temperatures on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are expected to peak in the mid-1920s, with Sunday being the hottest day of the weekend for England, Scotland and Wales, according to the Met Office.
Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon said this weekend was set to be the hottest weekend of the year so far and the hottest weekend since ending from last summer.
“Friday will be largely beautiful and dry for much of the country,” he said.
“There is a band of cloud and scattered light rain in the far north west of Scotland, and there will also be showers which will affect parts of the west.
“There are also clouds in the south (of England), but temperatures will remain above average for this time of year and there will be long, warm sunny spells for parts of the center and south-east in particular.
“You’re looking at mid-20s temperatures across the country, but in London it could be 27C (80.6F) on Friday.”
On Saturday, Wales will be the first home country to launch their campaign against Switzerland at 2pm.
Mr Dixon said on Saturday, when Wales play Switzerland in the delayed Euro 2020 tournament, could see downpours across northern England overnight which will dissipate before daytime, while clouds low and scattered fog could appear over southern and western England.
“There will be long sunny periods for the most part, but it is possible for rain to reach the far northwest during the day,” he added.
“Temperatures will remain above average for this time of year with highs in England typically in the mid-1920s and 27C (80.6F) in London.”
Joint tournament favorites England will begin their campaign for Euro 2020, which ended their 2018 World Cup run, against Croatia on Sunday.
The day is expected to be “a nice dry day for the most part,” said Dixon, which is expected to be the hottest day of the weekend.
“It will be warmer in the south, but better in the south-east and east of England. The north-west will have clouds with a chance of rain in Scotland and a few low clouds on the south-west coasts but less extensive than the previous days.
“Peaks across the country in the mid-1920s, 29C (84.2F) in London, 23C (73.4F) in Edinburgh, 27C (80.6F) in Manchester, 24C (75.2F) in Cardiff”, he added.
While Scotland will have to wait until Monday afternoon to face the Czech Republic at 2 p.m.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-11 06:31:00