Issued: 0530hrs Friday 8th June 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine and summery across The Balkans, Mediterranean
Windy through the channel and northern parts of Europe with gales. Heavy rain will affect England with frequent, heavy and possibly thundery showers expected across all of France and to Belgium and Holland, these merging into longer spells of rain. Dry, sunny and very warm across Portugal and Spain and through the Balearics. Scattered showers are possible through, Corsica, Sardinia most of Italy, the former Yugoslavia, Greece and Turkey will be very warm and sunny. Lots of sunshine to come across Bulgaria, Romania, into the Czech Republic and southern parts of the Ukraine. Frequent, heavy in possibly thundery showers are expected across Russia and into northern parts of the Ukraine through Poland and southern parts of Germany. Northern Germany looks mainly dry except for showers along the north coast. A brisk west wind will be blowing through the Straits of Gibraltar.
Continued windy across northern parts of Europe today. Lots of heavy showers to come across Britain, northern France, Belgium, Holland into Denmark and up across Norway and Sweden, some thundery. Fine, dry and sunny across Portugal, Spain, the Balearics into southern France. A day of sunshine and showers across Germany today. Most of Poland will be dry except for a few showers in the north. A few showers as well across Finland, The Baltic States and Belarus with most of Russia dry and sunny. Heavy showers are forecast for northern Italy and the Alps with rain across Austria. Sunny and warm today across the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. Warm with a few showers developing across central and southern parts of Italy.