Issued: 0530hrs Monday 27th August 2012
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Staying fair through southern Europe, some rain in western Scandinavia
Rain spreads into England today. Fine and sunny across all of France. Just the odd shower to come across Belgium. Mostly sunny and dry across Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Germany. A wet day across Finland with heavy rain while frequent heavy showers with thunder are forecast across Russia, The Baltic States, Russia, Belarus Poland into Hungry, The Czech Republic, Romania and western parts of The Ukraine. Very warm and sunny across the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey and Italy. Fine and dry across the Balearics into Spain and Portugal.
Mainly fair across Portugal and Spain on Tuesday with good spells of sunshine. There could be a few showers over the mountains of eastern Spain later. Central parts of the Mediterranean should be dry with more sunshine to come here. Staying sunny across Greece, with a stiff breeze affecting Turkey.
A few showers in central France but for most of the country it should be fair. Showers or rain across the Low Countries and northern Germany, with more cloud and some rain into th north of Germany. Poland should be fair with some sunny spells here, these extending into Austria and Switzerland.
Breezier through Ireland and the UK with showers in the north. Rain and strong winds over western Norway and Denmark. Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States should be fair with good spells of sunshine.