Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 30th July 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Cool, windy and showery in Scandinavia
Hot again for Spain and Portugal, with scattered thundery showers. Later, rain may become persistent in north-western parts of Iberia. Thundery rain too for northern Italy and the southern Alps, including western Austria. Hot and mainly dry for southern Italy, Greece and Turkey. Hot too around the Black Sea. Scattered storms across Romania, Bulgaria and Ukraine. Most of France is dry with plenty of sunshine - hot in the south, fresher in the north. Relatively cool across the Low Countries and Germany, and there is likely to be a scattering of showers. Dry for Poland and the Czech Republic. Showery, cool and unsettled for Scandinavia, where low pressure remains in charge, giving some heavy and slow moving areas of rain. Windy for Denmark and Norway.
Areas of rain and thunderstorms are likely to affect much of central, eastern and northern Spain, whilst Portugal stays mainly dry and hot. Thundery rain for the Pyrenees and south-western France. Elsewhere across France, it will be dry and bright, with the highest temperatures in the south up to 30C. Scattered thundery showers in central Italy, the Balkans and mainland Greece, although plenty of hot sunshine for the Greek Islands and Turkey. Central Europe is broadly dry with some sunshine for Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Fine too for Belgium and the Netherlands. Scandinavia will continue to see areas of showers. Breezy in Denmark. Feeling cool in Norway, but warmer in Sweden with a good amount of dry and bright weather. Showery for Finland.