Issued: 0530hrs Friday 15th June 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Rain and cloud for parts of northern central Europe, but plenty of sunshine to the south
Cloud and outbreaks of rain for the north of Spain on Friday. Elsewhere Iberia should be fine and dry with good spells of sunshine. Plenty of sunshine through the Mediterranean too with more sunshine in the Balearics and Italy. Greece and Turkey will be fine too with lots of sunshine, although the risk of some showers over high ground.
Heavy showers for northwest France. Sunny spells over central and southern France. Cloud and some rain for the Low Countries and Germany, these edging into the west of Poland. Eastern Poland should be dry with sunny spells, with dry and bright weather in Austria although some heavy showers forming in Switzerland.
Light winds through Scandinavia. There will be sunny spells and slow moving heavy showers across Finland and Norway. A risk of some heavy showers in Denmark and Norway too with some good sunny spells.
The risk of cloud and some showers for northwest Spain on Saturday, although the rest of WSpain and Portugal enjoy fine spells of sunshine. Cloud and rain will affect the north and west of France too, but the south and east will be dry with lots of sunshine to come here. High rpessure brings more sunshine across Italy and into Greece and Turkey. Romania and Bulgaria stay warm and sunny too.
Cloud and rain will be troubling the Low Countries, where it may be heavy at times, and this will run into the north of Germany too. Southern Gertmany and Poland should stay fine with more sunshine throughout. Switzerland will have more sunshine and it should be dry here.
Heavy showers in Denmark and southern Norway, but some heavy rain across central Norway and southern Sweden. Cloud and drizzle through the Baltic States. Northern Norway and northern Sweden should be dry and sunny, with more sunshine to come across Finland.