Issued: 0530hrs Monday 4th June 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine across the Mediterranean
Outbreaks of rain are forecast for Holland, Belgium and northern parts of France. Lots of showers to come across central and southern parts of France with a strong mistral blowing. Heavy rain is expected across the Alps, across into Austria and northern parts of Italy with southern Italy, mainly dry and mostly sunny. Frequent and heavy showers are forecast for Denmark, Norway and Sweden with rain for northern parts of Finland but dry in the south. Northern parts of Germany also will be dry although cloudy with heavy showers across southern Germany. An area of rain and showers forecast for the Baltic States, Belarus, eastern Poland and western parts of the Ukraine. Most of Russia should be fair and dry. Lots of sunshine today across the eastern Ukraine, Romania, Hungary, the former Yugoslavia and Greece. Quite warm across the Balkans today but cool across northern and eastern parts of Europe. A few sharp showers will develop across central parts of Turkey, otherwise a dry, mostly sunny day to come. Very warm to hot with sunny spells across Portugal and Spain and fine across the Balearics, through to Corsica and Sardinia.
An area of rain will stretch from England across north western parts of France. Just a few showers across central parts of France, otherwise dry with sunny spells. Hot with long sunny spells today across Spain and Portugal with sunny spells and dry conditions extending eastward across the Balearics into Sardinia, Corsica and most of Italy. Frequent, and heavy showers with the risk of thunder are forecast for most of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Germany. Mainly dry across Belgium today with variable cloud and sunny spells. Most of Finland will be dry except for showers in the north. Dry as well across the Baltic states and most of Russia, but heavy showers and outbreaks of rain are forecast for Belarus, Poland, western parts of the Ukraine, Austria and the Czech Republic. Sunny and dry across eastern parts of the Ukraine and most of Romania, Some showers will also develop today across the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and northern parts of Greece, but fine and dry sunny and warm across the Greece, the Greek Isles and across into all of Turkey. Lots of sunshine today come across Switzerland.