Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 30 August 2015
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine across the Mediterranean, more unsettled N Europe
Quite warm to hot from Iberia into France, Germany, Poland and across the Balkans, The Adriatic and western Turkey. Portugal and most of Spain will sunny and dry with a risk of some showers in the far north. An area of heavy rain affects southern parts of Britain with occasional heavy showers across Holland, Denmark and parts of Belgium. Fair and dry across Norway and Sweden with showers expected across Finland, Estonia and northern parts of Russia. From France eastward into Germany, The Balkans, The Adriatic, Romania, the Ukraine and southern Russia it will be a fine, summery day. A few showers to come for eastern Turkey but dry in the west. Very warm and sunny weather is expected across Italy, Sicily, Sardinia into the Balearics. Gusty easterly winds will prevail through the Straits of Gibraltar with strong north winds down through the Aegean to west of Crete.
More rain to come across southern England today with showers forecast across northern France. Rain will also affect Belgium, Holland and southern parts of Sweden. Showers will be found in the far north of Germany, otherwise a fair, dry and very warm day to come. For Portugal and Spain it stays hot and this may trigger some heavy afternoon showers with a risk of thunder. For southern France and across Poland, the Adriatic Region, the Balkans, the Ukraine into southern Russia it will remain summery, very warm and dry. A number of showers are likely across Norway, Finland and northern Russia with rain reaching the Baltic States late in the day. Very summery weather extends across the Balearics eastward into Italy, Greece and Turkey. Gusty winds down the Aegean Sea will lessen through the day.