Mini-heatwave predicted in Sussex - 'Hottest day' to coincide with England Euro 2024 match

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A new study has revealed that EURO 2024 is set to fall in a mini heatwave this summer.

Analysing the past five years of weather data in the UK to find the ultimate heatwave dates – consistently above 24 degrees Celsius - Parkdean Resorts has revealed when the UK ‘should expect to be graced with scorching weather’ and the data revealed that the UEFA EURO 2024 ‘could be set to fall in a heatwave’.

A spokesperson said: “Sunday 16th June, when England kicks off the EURO 2024 against Serbia is predicted to be the hottest day of the year up to that point (26.9°C) so viewers watching the game in UK beer gardens could be set to enjoy the sun’s rays.

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“Tuesday 25th June, when England plays against Slovenia, is also set to fall in a heatwave, with predicted temperatures of 25.9 °C.

A new study has revealed that EURO 2024 is set to fall in a mini heatwave this summer.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)A new study has revealed that EURO 2024 is set to fall in a mini heatwave this summer.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
A new study has revealed that EURO 2024 is set to fall in a mini heatwave this summer.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

"With EURO 2024 taking place from Friday 14th June to Sunday 14th July, the tournament aligns perfectly with the June heatwave, spanning from 22nd - 28th June, where temperatures are expected to hit 25.2°C.

“And with the EURO final set for 14th July, temperatures are set to reach heights of 25.4°C, the perfect celebration of an England win while on a UK break.”

Although it is not possible to make long-range predictions with absolute certainty, a new map by Netweather has indicated that London and the south-east is likely to get the best of the weather in June.

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Meanwhile, a Met Office spokesperson said: “Current indications are that the chances of high pressure or low pressure dominating are fairly balanced for this period. There is no strong signal for either dry or wet conditions being the more prominent feature of the weather.

"On balance, it is probable that a continuation of variable, slow moving weather patterns are likely through much of June, similar to that which has been experienced through May.

"However, with potentially slow moving weather systems there is still a chance that longer-lived drier, or even wetter, spells are entirely possible too. Temperatures are most likely to be around or above normal.”

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