Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 24th May 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine throughout the Mediterranean
Becoming warmer across Iberia and western parts of Europe today. Continued warm and mostly sunny across England today and this extends down across western and southern parts of France. Eastern parts of France will see some heavy showers, these heavy showers will become more numerous across Switzerland, Austria and across into the Czech Republic the former Yugoslavia, the Ukraine, Hungary, Romania and down into Greece and western parts of Turkey. The showers may also be accompanied by thunder and lightning. Mostly sunny across eastern parts of Turkey today. High pressure across north eastern parts of Europe will give all of Scandinavia, Russia, the Baltic States, Belarus, most of Poland and most of Germany a settled, dry and sunny day but rather windy in the east. It should also be dry across the Low Countries into Denmark with sunny spells.
Western parts of Europe will be settled and dry with plenty of warm, summery sunshine. So dry and sunny from Spain up through France into England and across into Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Germany. It becomes a bit cooler but it remains dry and sunny across Austria, Poland, the Baltic States, Belarus, and up through Russia and Finland. Quite windy still. Southern parts of Norway will be dry with long sunny spells but there is a risk of showers across northern Norway and these extend across Sweden, but also will be interspersed with some sunny intervals. Heavy showers with scattered thunderstorms are forecast across the Alps and across southern parts of Italy and eastward across the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece and much of Turkey. Most of Romania, and western parts of the Ukraine will be dry with sunny spells with heavy rain across eastern parts of the Ukraine.