Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 22nd June 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Hot Mediterranean, rain in northern Europe
The heat continues across central, south & south-western Europe. Widely 30 to 35C or above for Spain, Portugal, Italy and much of France. Around 30C for central & south-eastern Europe. Scattered thunderstorms around the Pyrenees and the Alps, also along the spine of Italy and the Balkans. Largely dry for Greece and the Black Sea, although isolated showers for Romania and Bulgaria.
A frontal system spreads into the Low Countries and Germany bringing areas of thundery rain from early in the day, but thunderstorms are expected to break out increasingly for the French-German border region, advancing north-east later, and extending into Poland. A few showers for the Baltic states, but much of Scandinavia & eastern Europe will be dry with sunny spells, 19 to 22C in southern Sweden, but much cooler in the far north.
A fair day over Spain and Portugal today. There will be some good spells of sunshine and it will be dry too. Staying fine through the Balearics. Sime showers to come in Italy, a few of them heavy. It should be fine in Greece with more sunshine to come here. Fine too for Turkey and hot here.
Fair over much of west and north France with more sunshine here. Sunny spells and dry in the Low Countries and Germany. Poland will see rain passing east, and this rain extends into Austria and Hungary with some thunderstorms in Switzerland.
Sunny spells and showers in Denmark. The showers affect the Baltic States too. Finland will be cool with sunny spells here. Cloud and rain in Sweden, some heavy. Further rain in western Norway.