Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 12th August 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Very Hot across Iberia
Showers will break out across Britain and western parts of France today. Continued very warm and sunny across the rest of France across Belgium, Holland, Denmark into all of Germany. Another hot, dry day across Spain and Portugal through the Balearics into Italy and Greece. A few heavy showers are forecast for western parts of Turkey with heavy showers and late thunderstorms across Romania into the western half of the Ukraine and Poland. Mainly hot and sunny across Belarus, The Baltic States, Russia and eastern parts of the Ukraine and Turkey. Scattered heavy showers are expected across the Alps. For Norway and Sweden expect a deal of dry weather with just a few showers. Dry and mostly sunny across Finland.
More showers to come across Britain today and these will affect northern France with these into Belgium in the afternoon. Fine, sunny and warm across Holland, Denmark into Germany and western Poland. Eastern parts of Poland and The Ukraine will have heavy showers and thunderstorms. Sunny and dry across Finland, The Baltic States into Russia. Most of Sweden will be dry while sunshine and showers are forecast for Norway. Very hot today across the Czech Republic, Austria, the former Yugoslavia into Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey with sunny skies. Late heavy showers may affect northern parts of Italy with the south dry and sunny. Hot across Spain and Portugal and sunny. Central and southern parts of France look warm and sunny. Brisk west winds will prevail through the Straits of Gibraltar with strong winds moving into Biscay from the south west. Gales will affect the North Sea.