England v Denmark: will it rain in Leeds during the match? – Met Office forecasts
However, the skies could clear up in Leeds in time for the England-Denmark clash, forecasters said.
Met Office meteorologists predicted gray skies and rain across the country throughout the day, but said the sun could break through the clouds in time for the 8 p.m. kickoff.
Met Office forecaster Annie Shuttleworth said the heaviest downpours are expected to set in in the north-east and south-west corners of England on Wednesday.
She added that up to 50mm of rain was forecast for the worst-hit region of North Yorkshire.
Ms Shuttleworth said: ‘It’s a pretty messy picture – it’s raining a lot.
“We are seeing generally unstable conditions across the UK with heavy showers in the south and south east.
“On Wednesday morning we will see clouds burst and heavy showers, much in the southeast until mid morning.
“By early evening, the showers will start to disappear.
“Sunnier and drier spells will be much more likely by 8 p.m. – although there is always a chance of rain.”
Four flood alerts, for areas where flooding is possible, have been issued for isolated locations in Hampshire, Berkshire and Shrewsbury by the Environment Agency.
The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has also issued alerts for areas where rain could disrupt travel from Dundee and Angus, Fife, Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside and Tayside.
Highs of 20C (68F) are expected in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast on Wednesday.
Met Office forecast for Leeds on Wednesday:
10% chance of rain at 8 p.m.
19 degrees expected temperature
Rain will ease in Leeds by 3pm
“Light showers becoming cloudy at the end of the morning”