UK weather forecast: Thunderstorms and rain threaten fans watching England’s Euro 2020 quarter-final match

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Fans brave the weather to watch the Euros (PA)
Fans brave the weather to watch the Euros (PA)

England fans hoping to enjoy Saturday night’s Euro 2020 quarter-final clash with Ukraine in balmy, sunny conditions are set to be left sorely disappointed.

While the UK is set to enjoy a 23C burst of heat tomorrow, rain is forecast for much of the country - including London - on Saturday afternoon.

Unfortunately for Three Lions supporters, the scorching 32C conditions England are set to play in at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico will not be coming home.

Heavy thunderstorms and showers are forecast for the weekend in the capital, although it is forecasted sunshine will be back later this month.

Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin told The Sun: “If you are looking for warm, sunny skies make the most of the short term because we are going to see a shift in weather patterns are we go through the weekend with the potential for heavy, thundery downpours.

“Next week looks mixed at best as weather systems from the Atlantic push back in and the jet stream will be stronger than it normally is for this time of the year.

“The winds are continuing to come up from the south so it will stay mild.

“It is not going to be windy so where we do get downpours, they are going to be slow moving. Not everywhere will see them. Be prepared for a downpour, but don’t be surprised if you don’t see one.”

Met Office weather maps show highs of 23C in London and the South East - with sunny spells across the country - for much of Friday.

Scotland and the North East of England will be hit by showers in the afternoon but a dry day is expected elsewhere.

While showers are expected across the country on Saturday and Sunday, there could be a threat of hail and thunder in the West Midlands, North West and Wales.

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