Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 24 May 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Heavy showers, thunderstorms across the Balkans
Rain through the Straits of Gibraltar may affect the far south of Spain in the afternoon. Most of Spain and Portugal will be dry today with a chilly north east wind in the north. Rain across England clears and moves into Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden later in the day. A showery day to come across France and Italy. Some of these showers will turn heavy with a risk of thunder. A dry day across northern parts of Germany with a few showers in the south. Unsettled and warm with a risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms across the Adriatic Region today. Dry across Greece, western parts of Turkey, Romania and the eastern Ukraine with showers across eastern Turkey, western Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Heavy rain is expected across northern Russia. Most of Finland, the Baltic States and Poland should be fair and dry. Quite a hot day to come across south eastern parts of Europe into Turkey. Strong easterly winds will affect the Straits of Gibraltar with gusty winds from southern France into the central Mediterranean to about Crete.
It continues very warm from across south east Europe and southern Iberia and quite chilly across northern Europe for the end of May. There remains the risk of some rain in the far south of Spain today but generally a dry day to come across Spain and Portugal. Outbreaks of rain are likely from Sweden into northern Germany and northern France. Fine across much of England today with occasional showers across the Low Countries. Heavy showers to affect southern Germany and the Alpine Region along with the Adriatic Region, Bulgaria and Romania. Fine and dry across Italy, Greece, Turkey, the Ukraine, Russia, The Baltic States and Finland. Cold across Norway and Sweden with lots of showers, these wintry across northern Norway. Windy across the south of France through the Balearics.