Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 1st August 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Occasional rain in Scandinavia
Most of Spain and Portugal will be dry and very warm. Scattered thundery showers around the Pyrenees. Thunderstorms will be widespread for southern France and Switzerland. Outbreaks of thundery rain too for northern Italy and the western Mediterranean. Southern Italy and Sicily will be dry and sunny. Scattered heavy showers in mainland Greece and Turkey. Dry over the Aegean Sea. Dry with sunshine for much of northern-central Europe, including north & western France, the Low Countries and Germany. Fine too across eastern Europe. Patchy rain in south-west Norway. Mainly dry for Sweden and Denmark. Still showery for Finland.
High pressure extends across most of continental Europe on Sunday, bringing plenty of dry and warm weather. Temperatures rising for many areas too. Hot across Spain, where highs again will climb toward 40C in the south. France will reach the mid 30s Celsius in south-western areas, although nearer the 27-28C in the north. Scattered thunderstorms for Italy, the Balkans and mainland Greece, but temperatures will hit the upper 30s again. Dry weather and very warm for Germany and the Alps. Dry for southern Scandinavia, highs around 23C in Denmark. Cooler in Norway and Sweden, and there will be outbreaks of rain across northern Sweden and Finland.