Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 26th May 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy thunderstorms in central Europe, drier and brighter north and south
Some heavy showers to come across northern Portugal on Thursday, these affecting the north of Spain too. For the Balearics it will be bright and dry with good spells of sunshine. Staying fine and warm in Italy as well as Greece. Heavy showers forming in Turkey, along with some sunny spells.
Heavy thunderstorms forming across France. These affecting the Low Countries too. Germany will have showers, some heavy in the south, although northern areas will be drier. Further showers in central and southern Poland, but dry with sunny spells to the north/ Hungary should be dry with sunny spells. Showers in Austria and Hungary, some of them heavy.
Fair with spells of sunshine in Denmark. An odd shower in the Baltic States. Mostly fair over Finland, although a few showers drifting into the east of Sweden. Fine with sunny spells for much of Norway.
Heavy showers in Portugal on Friday. The showers affect the north of Spain too, but elsewhere it should be dry with plenty of sunshine. Staying fine and sunny for the Balearics too. More sunshine to come in Italy. Greece should be dry with lots of sunshine here. Heavy showers in much of central and eastern Turkey, but fair to the west.
France looks set to have some heavy thunderstorms in central and northern areas, drier ot the south. Scattered showers for the Low Countries. Northern Germany is likely to be drier with sunny spells, although showers in central and southern areas. Heavy showers affecting Poland too. Austria, Hungary and Switzerland have a mix of sunshine and showers throughout.
High pressure brings plenty of dry weather in Scandinavia. Denmark is going to be dry with plenty of sunshine here. More sunshine to come i the Baltic States as well as Finland. Sweden should be mostly dry, although there could be som drizzle in the east at first. Norway will be dry with lots of sunshine.