Football fans will be able to enjoy the hottest day of the year as temperatures hit 30 degrees Celsius.
This weekend, football fans will be treated to the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celsius (84.2F).
The temperature will climb on Sunday afternoon, just in time for England’s match against Croatia, making it the hottest June 13 on record.
Due to a high pressure system rolling in from the south, parts of the UK will be hotter than tourist locations like Ibiza, Mykonos, and even California.
Temperatures will reach the mid-20s throughout England, Wales, and most of Scotland on Saturday, according to the Met Office.
The warmest temperature so far this year was 28.3 degrees Celsius (82.94 degrees Fahrenheit) on June 2 at Northolt, north-west London.
“The picture this weekend looks quite warm and bright for much of the country, with highs of 25C (77F) in the south-east on Saturday,” forecaster Alex Burkill told the PA news agency.
“There will be some showers in parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland, as well as some cloud in the north-west, while temperatures will stay mild in the sun.”
As the nation prepares for its first Euro 2020 play against Switzerland, parts of Wales might be as hot as 21C (69.8F) in the afternoon.
Sunday is likely to be the warmer of the two days, with temperatures in the South East possibly reaching 30°C (86°F), a record high for June 13.
“Sunday is set to be the hottest day of the weekend, with temperatures reaching 29 degrees Celsius (84.2 degrees Fahrenheit) in London and the south east, while the rest of the country will be dry and sunny,” Mr Burkill added.
“Temperatures in the mid-20s are expected to be widespread, which is above usual for this time of year.”
He noted that though it’s “unlikely” that the temperature will rise above 30 degrees Fahrenheit (86 degrees Fahrenheit), it “shouldn’t be ruled out.”
“It’s related to some high pressure coming from the south-west, pulling sunny, dry weather from Spain, which are the right ingredients for the conditions many will see,” Mr Burkill continued.
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