Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 5th July 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Sunny and Very Warm through the Mediterranean Region
A few showers today across England. Across France, Belgium and Germany expect frequent, heavy showers and thunderstorms, these merging into longer spells of rain across France. Fair and dry across Holland and Denmark. Dry and warm with lots of sunshine across Norway, Sweden and Finland today. Some heavy showers to come across the Baltic States today. Most of Poland will be warm and dry as will most of Russia, The Ukraine, Belarus. Thunderstorms will affect The Alps today. Dry and sunny across Austria, the Czech Republic, Romania, the former Yugoslavia and Bulgaria. Hot and dry across Greece and Turkey. Sunny and dry as well across Italy, Corsica, Sardinia into the Balearics and most of Spain. Just a few heavy thundery showers may affect northern Spain. Strong west winds are expected through the Straits of Gibraltar. Hot across eastern Europe and Iberia today.
Cloudy with rain across Britain and Belgium. While the south of France will be dry and sunny, heavy showers and thunderstorms will affect most of France, Germany, Holland and Denmark. Another fine day across the rest of Scandinavia with sunny skies for Norway, Sweden and Finland. Just a few well scattered showers across the Baltic States today. A very warm, sunny day across Poland, Belarus, Austria and Hungary. Showers will affect southern Russia with the north hot and sunny. Eastern parts of the Ukraine will also have some heavy showers. Western areas will be hot and sunny as will the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, Romania into Greece and Turkey. Fine and summery again through Italy into a hot and sunny Spain and Portugal.