Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 22nd June 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine throughout the Mediterranean
Dry with lots of sunshine to come across the United Kingdom today and this will also be the case across Belgium, Holland, Denmark and all of France. Strong mistral will again be blowing across southern France today. Some rain will spread into western parts of Norway in the afternoon, otherwise expect a dry day across Scandinavia with lots of sunshine across eastern Norway, Sweden and most of Finland. A scattering of showers are expected across the Baltic States, Poland and Austria. Some heavy showers to come across parts of Switzerland and the Alps and across northern parts of Italy were they could be thundery. Outbreaks of persistent rain are forecast for the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia and up across western parts of the Ukraine. Eastern parts of the Ukraine will be dry sunny and hot while a rash of heavy, thundery showers will develop across western Russia. Most of Romania looks dry with good sunny spells as will all of Greece and Turkey were will be quite hot. It's southern parts of Italy it will be fine, sunny and hot. It will be fine across the Balearics into Portugal and Spain. Apart from a few heavy showers across the Bavarian region of Germany be dry and mostly sunny.
Lots of very warm, dry and sunny weather is expected to prevail across England into France, Belgium, Holland into Germany today. Showers are forecast for Norway and Finland with rain across northern Sweden but dry in the south. Sunny across Denmark, Poland, The Baltic States into Belarus. Hot and sunny conditions will prevail across the Ukraine, Romania into the Czech Republic, the former Yugoslavia, Greece and Turkey. Very unsettled across Italy with heavy showers and thunderstorms. Hot and sunny across Spain and Portugal. Fine and dry across Switzerland into Austria and Hungary. Brisk north winds will prevail through the central Mediterranean and in the Black and Aegean Seas.