Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 6th June 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Increasingly warm northern Scandinavia
High pressure lies to the west of Iberia, bringing dry conditions to south-western Europe. Southern Spain and Portugal will top 30C thanks to a warm flow of air from the continental interior. Nearer 20C around the Biscay coast. A few showers for the western Mediterranean and southern Italy. Largely dry for Greece , and areas around the Black Sea - very warm at 27 to 30C across south-eastern Europe.
Low pressure over central and northern Europe brings unsettled weather - heavy rain and thunderstorms for the Alps and northern Italy. Windy and showery for northern France, the Low Countries and Germany. Some prolonged falls of thundery rain spread across southern Germany into the Czech Republic later. Rain also spreads to Denmark and western Poland. Dry for the Baltic region, and feeling warm with a south-easterly breeze, highs 22C. Scattered showers for Norway and Sweden, but mainly dry in the far north.
High pressure builds across south-western Europe, with fair weather extending from Spain and Portugal to France. Warmest toward the Algarve, topping 35C. A mistral wind for southern France. Dry for much of Italy, although a few showers fot the eastern Alps. Scattered thundery showers for the Balkan states and Greece, although the Aegean Sea and Cyprus stay dry. A cold front passing slowly east into Romania and Ukraine is likely to trigger thunderstorms, although ahead of this the Black Sea stays hot and sunny. Windy for the Low Countries and northern Germany, with clusters of showers around North Sea coasts. A zone of heavy rain sweeps north into Scandinavia as low pressure approaches southern Norway. Meanwhile northern Scandinavia will be dry and warm, reaching 19 to 22C.