Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 28th June 2016
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Showers or rain in central and northern Europe, mostly fair Mediterranean
Heavy rain affects England today and very windy in the channel and across the north French Coast. Some heavy showers will affect northern France, Belgium, Holland and Denmark. Warm and sunny across southern France today. A hot, dry day to come across much of Spain but a few thunderstorms could affect the far south later in the day.
Very warm from the Balearics eastward into Italy, Greece and western Turkey. An area of heavy showers and thunderstorms is expected to affect western Russia, The Ukraine and Romania. Mostly sunny and dry across The Adriatic Region today. Fine, hot and dry today across Greece. Showers will affect eastern parts of Turkey with the west dry.
A few scattered showers develop across parts of Germany and northern Poland along with Sweden and Norway. A band of rain moves across Finland. Strong easterly winds will persist through the Straits of Gibraltar.
Heavy showers affecting eastern Spain on Wednesday. fair in central and western parts of Spain with lots of sunshine across Portugal. Scattered showers in the Balearics but warm sunshine here too. Fine and sunny as well as being very warm in Italy. Lots of sunshine in Greece and staying warm. Thundery showers affecting Greece, most in the east.
Showers in southern France, but fair in central and northern parts. Fair for the Low Countries with more sunshine here. Staying mostly dry and sunny for Germany, although cloud and rain in the far south. Showery rain in western Poland, but fine to the east. Western Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland will be rather cloudy with periods of rain.
Sunny spells and scattered showers in Denmark. An odd shower for the Baltic States as well as in Finland. Norway and Sweden are going to be showery, most of these affecting more southern areas.