Issued: 0530hrs Friday 22nd May 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy showers in central Europe with more showers in the Mediterranean
Another hot day for south-western Spain and Portugal, and staying dry across Iberia. Low pressure centred over Italy and the Adriatic will continue to bring heavy thundery rain to the region, particularly eastern Italy and the Balkan countries.
Very warm again in Greece, and thunderstorms breaking out for Turkey. Areas of thundery rain for eastern Europe, and staying very warm. Plenty of dry weather across France, Germany and the Low Countries, and feeling pleasantly warm in sunshine.
Dry also for Poland and the Czech Republic. Outbreaks of rain may come and go for Switzerland and Austria. Increasingly persistent rain for western Norway, spreading into northern Sweden. Quite cloudy and breezy for Denmark and southern Sweden. Mild and dry toward Finland and the Baltic states..
Sunshine and mostly dry today across Iberia, although the threat of some afternoon showers in the south later. Scattered thunderstorms in the Balearics, with heavier and more widespread thundery showers in Italy. Fine for Greece with lots of sunshine here. More sunshine and warm weather in Turkey, a few showers developing inland.
Sunny spells and showers in France, but mostly dry for the Low Countries and northern Germany. Scattered showers in Poland, these heavy, thundery and widespread in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and the far south of Germany.
Fair with good spells of sunshine for Denmark. More sunshine in Norway and most of Sweden. Broken cloud and some showery rain in the Baltic States. More persistent rain in Finland and windier here too, although clearing to showers.