Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 21 August 2014
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Chilly across Northern Europe
Rather cool conditions across much of northern Europe today with the warmest temperatures across southern Spain, southern Italy and across into Greece, Turkey, Romania, the Ukraine and southern Russia. Mostly sunny and dry across Spain and into France and Germany. Scattered showers are expected across Belgium, Holland and Denmark. Heavy showers are forecast cross much of Norway and Sweden and also across Finland and the Baltic States with heavy spells of rain across Belarus down into eastern Poland. Apart from the odd late shower, much of the Adriatic Region should be fair and dry. Some late showers may also develop across the northern half of Italy with the south. Sunny and dry with plenty of warm sunshine expected across Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania along with eastern Ukraine.
Expect a few scattered showers across England today with showers forecast for northern France. Southern France will see some rain with central parts fair and dry. A few showers to may affect north eastern parts of Spain, but for much of Spain and Portugal should be fine, dry and sunny. Most of Italy, Greece and Turkey should also be sunny and dry. Scattered showers develop across the Adriatic Region and Bulgaria today with some heavy showers over the Alps. Cloudy across Belgium and Holland with outbreaks of rain and heavy showers. Showers too are the forecast for much of Scandinavia with the heaviest showers. Northern parts of Norway and Sweden along with most of Finland. A band of heavy rain will be moving across Russia with plenty of showers expected across the Baltic States. Poland, Belarus, western parts of the Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic should be fair and dry with sunny spells. Showers will be moving across the eastern Ukraine. A strong north wind will be blowing down through the Aegean Sea.