FOOTBALL fans are set to score as temperatures are expected to rocket up to 28C for the next round of Euros clashes next week.
The sunshine will be a welcome break from heavy rain set to bucket down in parts of the country as thunderstorms spark a miserable weekend washout.
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Thundery showers are predicted to begin today by the Met Office, and up to 30mm of rain could hammer down within just three hours in places.
Downpours set to continue throughout the weekend, with Saturday and Sunday expected to bring more clouds, with areas of rain and showers sinking south.
Monday will also bring misery for sun-lovers, as the Met Office says there’s potential for more heavy rain in the south.
But temperatures will begin to climb from next Tuesday – with a high of 23C expected for England’s Euro 2020 final 16 round match against Germany at Wembley.
Warmer skies with soaring temperatures are expected to usher in July thanks to high pressure moving in from western and northern Europe.
A slow-moving jet stream of air will drag warm weather and create pockets of high pressure as it makes its way across Britain.
The mercury will then rise to 24C on Wednesday, and will reach a high of 25C for the rest of the week.
According to the BBC’s long-range forecast, a heatwave could hit most of the country next month.
Some heat maps show highs of almost 30C in July.
Parts of the North West, including Manchester and Coventry, could reach 28C on July 5.
The Yorkshire Dales and Leeds are expected to hit a high of 27C on the same day.
Meanwhile further south, those in London, Kent and Essex could reach 25C.
The BBC’s forecast for the first few weeks of July states: “Toward mid-July the pattern is likely to be rather changeable with mixed dry and warm spells and an increased chance of a brief heatwave.
“The extent of high-pressure influence in western and northern Europe is the main source of uncertainty for the forecast.
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“Computer models are very enthusiastic on developing a strong high to our east over Germany and into Scandinavia by mid-July.
“This would be a very warm pattern for the UK with a potential for heatwaves.”
The Met Office’s UK forecast for the next five days says there will be unsettled weather for the rest of this week, with cloud and some rain for most.
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