The UK is set to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far this weekend – just as football fever bites with the start of Euro 2020.
Temperatures could reach a new high of 30 ° C (86 ° F) in 2021 in parts of the southeast by Sunday afternoon, just in time for England’s first game of the tournament against Croatia in Wembley.
That would make June 13 the hottest on record and surpass the hottest day of the year so far, when the mercury rose to 28.3 ° C (83 ° F) in Northolt, north London, on June 2.
Parts of the UK will be warmer than popular holiday destinations such as Ibiza, Mykonos and California due to a “jet stream” coming in from the south – and just as well given that neither of these places is currently on the government’s green list for foreigners travel.
Temperatures will also be warm on Saturday for England, Wales and most of Scotland, through the mid-1920s in parts of the day, the Met Office said.
This means Wales fans should be able to get their barbecues out for their team’s first Euro 2020 game against Switzerland in the afternoon, as it could be as hot as 21C (69.8F).
“Large parts of the UK will experience beautiful weather this weekend due to an area of high pressure moving across the country, ”said Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna.
“I’m afraid Saturday will not be clear to everyone as parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland will see clouds and a few showers, but elsewhere it will be a lot of sun.
“Many places will experience highs of 25C (77F) on Saturday after a cooler start to the day.”
Regarding Sunday, Mr Petagna said: “It will certainly be the hottest of two days for many in the UK.”
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This notice was published: 2021-06-11 16:59:00