England football fans are in for a treat on Sunday (June 13) as the capital is set to bask in the hottest temperatures of the year during the opening match of Euro 2020.
The Three Lions kick off their campaign against Croatia in Wembley Stadium at 2pm and according to the Met Office the temperatures could beat the previous best of the year, reaching 28C in London.
The forecaster has claimed that Sunday could be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures hitting highs of 29C – and potentially even higher.
The mercury will soar in the afternoon afternoon, just as England take on Croatia, potentially making it the warmest June 13 on record reports the MirrorOnline.
The previous hottest temperature recorded so far this year was 28.3C in Northolt, West London on June 2.
Parts of the UK will be hotter than holiday destinations in Ibiza, Mykonos and even California due to a high pressure moving in from the south.
Saturday will also be warm for England, Wales and most of Scotland, with temperatures reaching the mid-20s, the Met Office said.
Forecaster Alex Burkill said: “Sunday is likely to be the hottest day of the weekend, with temperatures reaching 29C in London and the south east, while the bulk of the country will be dry with lots of sunshine.
“This heat is likely to be widespread in the mid-20s which is above the average for this time of year.”
He said that while it’s “unlikely” the mercury could sneak up to 30C, it “shouldn’t be ruled out”.
Mr Burkill went on to say: “It’s down to some high pressure building from the south-west, dragging sunny, dry weather from Spain, which are the perfect ingredients for the conditions many will see.”
It comes as The Met Office predict a steaming start to the week, where there’s a good chance that England will see another ‘highest temperature for the year to date’ by Monday (June 14).
According to Matthew Box of The Met Office “Temperatures on Saturday are expected to peak at around 25C in southeast England.
“A warmer day is expected on Sunday with temperatures widely hitting the mid-20Cs; a top temperature of around 28C is expected, with a chance that one or two spots in southeast England may hit 29C.
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“By Monday cooler air is expected to have moved across the northern half of the UK, but warm air will still be present across the southeast of the UK.
“On Monday we may see temperatures in central and southern England match or improve on Sunday’s temperatures with a top temperature of 29C in southeast England; with an outside chance of hitting 30C.”