Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 26th May 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Showers in the south, but fine to the north
A showery day through northwest Portugal and the north of Spain where some of the showers could be heavy and thundery at times. There will be further showers affecting the west of France too. Southern and eastern Spain should be hot, although an odd thunderstorm may form here later.
Much of France, away from the west coast, will be sunny and warm. It should be warm and sunny across the Low Countries and Germany too, with more sunshine and dry weather in Poland and Hungary. The chance of a shower forming in parts of Austria and Switzerland.
Northern Italy is at risk from catching a shower too, but for the majority of the country the day should be dry with plenty of sunshine. High pressure brings more sunshine in Greece today, with lots of fine and warm west in southern Turkey. Northern Greece and northern Turkey seeing heavy showers.
A hot day across Portugal and Spain today. There will be some heavy showers affecting western France, and the chance of some thundery showers for the southern parts of France too. The Low Countries should be dry, whilst some heavier showers affect northern Germany. Austria and Hungary as well as Switzerland will be dry with sunny spells.
A risk of some hefty showers for Italy and Greece as well as for Turkey. Drier weather for Bulgaria and Romania with some sunny spells.
Fine weather across Sweden and Norway with lots of sunshine expected here. A few showers in the Baltic States and Finland, one or two of them heavy at times.