While the English national team prepares for the most important football match in 51 years on Wembleys sacred grass, meteorologists are anxiously watching the rain radars. Because this is not only a few rain showers, but also large swarms of flying ants…
In any case, the Met Office, the English equivalent of our KNMI, warns about the possibility that Wembley Stadium in Northwest London will be visited by the insects, as the Daily Mail reports.
For about three months a year, the conditions are ideal for ants to flock the skies, as the English notice every summer, but sometimes the swarms are so large that they can be seen on the rain radar. This happened last Friday, and also today such a phenomenon is taken into account. According to Professor Adam Hart of the University of Gloucestershire, the swarms mark the beginning of the flying ant season.
Such ideal weather conditions for the flying ants are also considered by some as a good omen for the team of English national coach Gareth Southgate for the Euro2020 final Sunday evening against Italy. By 20 degrees and occasional shower, weather conditions on July 30, 1966 were at Wembley. Then England won its only grand final so far 4-2 from West Germany and became world champion.