What will the weather be like for the England game? Check the forecast in your area!
PUBLISHED: 09:41 24 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:41 24 June 2018
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Hosting a barbeque or grabbing a cool pint in the local pub for the England game today? Check here to see how warm it will be where you are.
People in Suffolk and north Essex have been lucky enough to bask in gorgeous sunshine for most of this week, but many will be wondering if the weather will hold out for England’s big game against Panama today. Check below to see if you should get the garden furniture out.
According to the MET Office, Ipswich will be pleasantly warm throughout the day – however you’ll be unlikely to see much sunshine. Muggy conditions will mean the sun will only peak out from behind the clouds at around 6pm, but there almost certainly won’t be any rain – so lawn parties are safe. The mercury will peak at 20C, and temperatures won’t dip below 13C.
Bury St Edmunds
Things are looking a tad warmer in Bury, with temperatures hitting 21C at the hottest part of the day. Again, conditions are going to be muggy – with high cloud cover and roughly 50% humidity during the day. The temperature should dip no lower than 12C.
Things are always a little cooler on the coast, and Felixstowe is no exception. With highs of 18C, it’ll still be warm, but with a touch stronger wind. Compared to Ipswich, wind speed with be up between 2 and 3mph, so it could feel a little chillier in the shade.
In a similar manner to Felixstowe, England fans in Southwold will find the gorgeous coast both a blessing and a curse. Stronger winds mean lower temperatures, peaking at 17C, but still no reason to pack up the barbeque – as showers are nowhere to be seen.
Down in Essex, things will be much brighter in the evening. The mercury will peak at 20C while the game is on, but it won’t be until 6pm that the sun truly makes an appearance – carrying through until sunset at roughly 9pm.
Warmest of all will be Braintree, with temperatures peaking at 22C. With a nice cool drink (and an England win) conditions will be near-perfect for a garden party. If it’s sunshine you’re after, you need only wait until Monday – when the rays will be back, and the mercury will soar to 25C.
As a whole, the region is set for a beautiful spell this coming week.
Suffolk and north Essex will bask in sunshine and temperatures could reach a scorching 30C (86F) - making the region as hot as Spain.
Forecasters predict the heatwave could bring the hottest day of 2018, with the next ten days expected to be dry and sunny.
If temperatures do hit 30C, Suffolk and north Essex will be as hot as Gibraltar and parts of southern Spain, such as Marbella, which are also forecast to be around the 30C mark.
Jim Bacon, forecaster at Weatherquest, said: “It’s full-on high summertime. It’s quite possible that we could hit the low 30s next week.
“I wouldn’t like to say what day that will happen but looking ahead to the next week and a half – through this weekend and all next week – we are not likely to see anything in the way of rain.
“It might not be wall-to-wall sunshine, there will be some spells of hazy sunshine but it is going to be dry.
“We have had some cloudy days recently when the weather hasn’t been great while the west of the country was enjoying plenty of sunshine, so it’s now our time to shine.”
Mr Bacon added that pollen levels are high as we approach the peak season at the end of June and through July.
This could spell bad news for hay fever sufferers, who have been urged to check the pollen forecast as a prompt to taking medication if required.
The forecast heatwave has also prompted a Bury St Edmunds veterinary practice to warn owners not to let their pets suffer in the sun.
Eastgate Veterinary Group expects to see an increase in the number of pets coming into its surgery with heat-related symptoms – and they are urging owners never to leave pets unattended in vehicles.
Excessive panting, anxious pacing or, in severe cases, collapsing or convulsing can be signs that a pet could be suffering from heat stroke and people are advised to contact their vet immediately.