Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 7th July 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Hot across much of Europe
A rash of heavy showers with thunderstorms, is expected across Britain, northern and central parts of France, Belgium, Holland and western parts of Germany. Southern parts of France will be dry, sunny and very warm as does eastern parts of Germany. Expect sunny, and very warm day across Spain and Portugal. This fine weather extends across through the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and into Italy, Greece and Turkey. Heavy showers and thunderstorms are also forecast for Norway, Sweden and western parts of Poland, while eastern parts of Poland, Belarus and most of the rain and Russia will be dry, sunny spells. Most of Finland will also have a dry day with sunny spells, while scattered, heavy showers will develop across the Baltic States. Apart from the odd shower, it looks dry, sunny and very warm across the Czech Republic, Hungary, the former Yugoslavia and Romania.
Lots of showers to come today across Britain, northern parts of France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Germany. Some of these may be heavy and thundery. Sunny and warm across southern France today. Rain is forecast for Norway with frequent, heavy showers and thunderstorms across Sweden, Finland and western parts of Russia. Sunny and hot with a few showers across parts of Greece, the Czech Republic, The Ukraine and Hungary. Thundershowers will be found over the Alps. Sunny and very warm across Greece, the former Yugoslavia into Italy, Sardinia, the Balearics, Spain and Portugal. Expect sunshine and heavy afternoon showers across Switzerland, Austria into the far south of Poland. A gusty north wind will prevail through the Aegean Sea.