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European Summary - June 17, 2012
Very Warm to Hot across Europe
Showers West, Dry East

Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 17th June 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski

Fine Throughout the Mediterranean

Showers are expected across Britain today with a few showers as well across Belgium and north western parts of Germany. Frequent and heavy showers forecast across Norway, Denmark and Sweden with an area of heavier rain from down through the Baltic. Most of Russia will be dry and very warm spells. Hot across south eastern parts of Europe today with high pressure keeping it sunny and dry from Belarus down across the Ukraine, into Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, and also through Greece and all of Turkey. Most of Italy will be dry and sunny and very warm as well apart from the odd afternoon shower. This fine weather extends across Corsica and Sardinia through the Balearics with dry and sunny day across much of Spain and Portugal. By evening heavy showers may affect northern Spain. Most of France. Fine, summer stay with lots of sunshine will heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms be found over the Alps. Most of Germany and Poland will be dry and sunny. Strong north winds will be blowing down through the Aegean Sea.

More showers to come across England today with sunny spells. Just one or two showers to come across France today, otherwise mostly sunny and dry and still very warm. Heavy showers with thunder are expected across Belgium, Denmark, through Holland across all of Germany into Austria. Hot across Iberia with heavy, thundery showers developing late in the day across eastern parts of Spain. One or two showers will be scattered around the Balearics today. Most of Europe will remain settled, very warm and dry with long sunny spells and from Russia through the Baltic States into Poland. Lots of sunshine as well across Romania, Hungary, the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, into Greece and Turkey. Very warm and sunny as well across Italy with a few showers around the Balearics. It will be windy with a day of sunshine and showers across Norway, Sweden and Finland. Very warm and sunny day to come across Poland. The strong north winds will continue blowing through the Aegean Sea.

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