Temperatures are expected to reach 86 ° F today as Britons are set to enjoy the hottest day of the year by hitting the country’s best beauty spots and heading to beer gardens for outdoor activities. the launch of the Euro 2020 campaign in England.
Mercury will skyrocket just in time for kick-off at Wembley this afternoon with temperatures peaking at 84.2F, while opponents Croatia will be comparatively cooler at 79F at home.
Soaring temperatures could make Sunday, June 13 the hottest on record.
Parts of the UK will be warmer than holiday destinations in Ibiza, Mykonos and even California due to high pressure from the south.
The hottest temperature recorded so far this year was 82.94F in Northolt, northwest London, on June 2.
Sunday is expected to see temperatures exceed maybe 86F in the southeast, which was never seen on June 13.
Up and at ’em: People start packing on the beach from 7 a.m. and get ready for what is expected to be the hottest day of the year so far
Temperatures could reach 86F. Pictured: The lonely tree just before dawn on the shores of Llyn Padarn in Llanberis, Snowdonia
Forecaster Alex Burkill said: ‘Sunday is likely to be the hottest day of the weekend, with temperatures reaching 84.2 ° F in London and the south-east, while most of the country will be dry with much. of Sun.
“This heat is likely to be widespread in the mid-1920s, which is above average for this time of year. “
He said that while it was “unlikely” that the mercury could sneak up to 86F, it “should not be ruled out.”
Mr Burkill went on to say, “This is due to a high pressure building from the southwest, resulting in sunny, dry Spain weather, which are the perfect ingredients for the conditions many will see. “
The AA has warned parents and pet owners to make sure their children or pets are not left in locked cars, saying a dog is vulnerable to heat in less than half a year. hour.
Sunrise and Shine: Glastonbury Tor in Somerset silhouetted against the beautiful sunrise on a warm clear morning earlier in the day
Early morning beach scenes from Branksome Beach in Dorset as this surfer prepares to hit the waves on a hot day
It didn’t take long for sun worshipers to camp on Branksome Beach in Dorset, with some setting up their umbrellas at 7am today.
Water sports fanatics were in droves this morning to jump in on the action before crowds poured into the country’s beaches
Ready for a dip: Photos show sun and water sports enthusiasts hitting the beaches early this morning ahead of a scorching day
Members of Extinction Rebellion hold small protest on Porthminster Beach in St Ives, Cornwall as G7 summit continues
Photos show beachgoers already in place, ready to take advantage of the warm weather, as Britain’s best beauty spots are set to be packed today.
It comes after a 78F day on Saturday that saw Brits flock to the beaches, sunbathe in the park and enjoy a trip to the races in the heat.
Many were clearly taking advantage of the weather in the middle of the heatwave to gather in the beauties of the country.
Warm weather is expected to continue through the week with sunny and warm temperatures in the south-east of England tomorrow, with some clouds in the north of England and Wales.
Pictured: The Henley Dragon Boat team on the river in the sun earlier this morning in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
The banks of the Thames were already busy in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire earlier this morning as the day warmed
Row Row Row Your Boat: People enjoy boating on the River Thames in Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, this morning
Tuesday is expected to be fine and mostly dry at first, but there could be rain in the northwest.
Forecasters predict it will be very hot or warm in the south with thunderstorms developing on Wednesday and Thursday.