The UK is expected to enjoy the hottest day of the year this weekend as Euro 2020 gets underway.
Over the weekend, the UK is likely to see its hottest day of the year so far as football fans prepare for the opening of Euro 2020.
Temperatures could reach 30°C (86°F) by Sunday afternoon, just in time for England’s match against Croatia, making it the warmest June 13 on record.
Due to a “jet stream” sweeping in from the south, parts of the UK will be hotter than tourist hotspots 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.
“Large portions of the UK will have some excellent weather this weekend due to an area of high pressure sweeping through the country,” forecaster Marco Petagna told the PA news agency.
“I’m afraid Saturday won’t be perfect for everyone, since there will be some cloud and a few showers in certain parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland, but there will be lots of sunshine elsewhere.
“After a colder start to the day, several regions will enjoy highs of 25C (77F) on Saturday.”
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He predicted that sections of Wales might reach 21 degrees Celsius (69.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the afternoon as the country prepares for its first Euro 2020 contest against Switzerland.
However, Sunday is likely to be the warmest of the two days, with temperatures in the South East possibly reaching 30°C (86°F), a record high for June 13.
“It will undoubtedly be the warmest of the two days for many in the UK,” Mr Petagna continued.
“In terms of whether it will be the hottest day of the year, it will be close; I predict some locations to touch at least 29 degrees Celsius (84.2 degrees Fahrenheit), which would make it the hottest.”
“It’s due of a high-pressure jet stream sweeping in from the southwest, bringing sunlight and warm, dry weather,” he continued. (This is a brief piece.)