UK heatwave: Euro football fans set to enjoy hottest day of the year

A man dives into the sea as people enjoy the hot weather on Brighton beach.
A man dives into the sea as people enjoy the hot weather on Brighton beach.

Parts of the country are expected to be hotter than Ibiza, Mykonas and California

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Fans watching the Euros are set to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far this weekend, with temperatures hitting highs of 29C (84.2F).

The mercury will soar on Sunday afternoon, just as England take on Croatia in Euro 2020, potentially making it the warmest June 13 on record.

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.

People enjoy punt tours along the River Cam in Cambridge.
People enjoy punt tours along the River Cam in Cambridge.

Parts of Wales could be as hot as 21C (69.8F) during the afternoon, as the nation braces itself for its first Euro 2020 match against Switzerland.

Sunday is expected to be the warmer of the two days, with the temperature possibly surpassing 30C (86F) in the South East, which has never been seen on June 13.