Issued: 0530hrs Wednesday 30th May 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Warm and Dry across the Mediterranean
Scattered showers are expected to develop across England and western parts of France. Eastern parts of France, mostly sunny and dry. Fair and dry with sunny spells as well across Belgium and Holland through northern Germany, but a few heavy showers may affect southern Germany and Denmark. Few showers are also in the forecast for Norway, Sweden and Finland along with good sunny spells. Dry, mostly sunny across the Baltic region, but Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, and Hungary can expect frequent, and heavy showers, possibly with thunder. Expect a few widely scattered showers around Greece and Turkey as well and also through Italy. Mostly sunny and dry across former Yugoslavia with a few sharp showers across the Czech Republic and Austria. More cloud across Spain and Portugal today, but there will be sunny spells and it will be quite hot. Strong easterly wind will develop through the Straits of Gibraltar.
Today the warmest weather will be across western parts of Europe today with the east but cooler. Strong easterly winds again will be blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar and along the north coast of Spain. A number of showers will affect parts of England and the northern half of France and across into Belgium, Holland, Germany and up into Sweden and Poland. Some of these will be heavy in places. Fine, sunny and hot across Portugal and Spain through southern France. Fine and sunny as well across the Balearics, through, Corsica and Sardinia with sunny spells and a few heavy possibly thundery showers across Italy into the Czech Republic, Austria and Romania. Mainly dry and sunny across most of Greece today with just a few scattered showers developing in the afternoon across parts of Turkey. Heavy thunderstorms will develop over the Alps today. Expect sunny spells. Lots of dry weather across the former Yugoslavia. Cold across northern parts of Norway with heavy snow showers with the south fine and dry. Most of Finland will be dry with sunny spells. Frequent, heavy in thundery showers will affect much of Russia today but it looks dry with sunny spells across the Baltic region, Belarus and western parts of the Ukraine with heavy showers in the east.