Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Sunny across the Mediterranean
Very hot and sunny across Spain and Portugal today. This fine, summery weather will extend east across the Balearics, Corsica, most of France into Italy, Greece and Turkey. Expect rain across England with showers in the far north of France into Belgium. Fair and dry across Holland and Denmark. Most of Germany should be dry. An area of heavy showers will affect Poland, Austria, The Czech Republic and The Alps. Hot and sunny across The Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria into the former Yugoslavia. Rain spreads into Norway with a few showers for Sweden. Sunny and dry across Finland with a hot, dry day for most of Russia. Those brisk easterly west winds will persist through the Straits of Gibraltar with strong winds through the Aegean Sea.
Windy with rain and showers across Britain. Heavy showers are forecast for northern France, Belgium and The Netherlands. Dry across Denmark with a few showers expected across Norway and Sweden. Lots of warm sunshine across Finland and Russia while heavy showers affect the Baltic States. Most of Poland will be dry. Hot across the Ukraine with sunny spells and a few afternoon thunderstorms. The sunny, hot and humid weather continues across the Czech Republic and the former Yugoslavia. Sunny and very warm as well across Greece, Turkey and Italy. A few heavy showers will affect northern Spain otherwise hot and sunny across Spain and Portugal. Fine across southern France and the Balearics with heavy showers and thunderstorms across Switzerland and Austria and the far south of Germany. Dry with sunny spells for much of Germany, Hungary and Romania today.