Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 5th June 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine and summery across the Mediterranean
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.
Warm across eastern parts of Europe and hot across Iberia. An area of heavy showers and rain is expected across Britain, most of France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Germany. Dry across the far south of France today. Heavy showers are forecast for northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland with southern areas dry and sunny. An area of rain will extend across Russia, The Baltic States across Belarus into the Ukraine with sunny spells and showers across Romania. Lots of warm sunshine to come across Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria into the former Yugoslavia, the Czech Republic and Austria. Heavy showers will affect the Alps with much of Italy dry except for a few afternoon showers. Sunny across the Balearics into Spain and Portugal. A fine, mostly sunny day to come across Poland.