Issued: 0530hrs Sunday June 18, 2017
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Hot and summery for much of Europe
The Spanish heat wave continues with high temperatures well over 40 Celsius across central and southern parts of Spain. Much of Europe will be very warm and summery today. Sunny and dry today across much of Portugal and Spain but late in the afternoon into the evening some heavy thunderstorms develop across eastern parts of Portugal and southern Spain. For the Balearics, all of France, The Low Countries and Italy it will be a hot, dry day to come with sunny skies. Heavy showers are expected across Scilly, southern parts of the Adriatic Region into Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. Sunny and very warm for the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Germany into Poland. Heavy rain and showers t come across northern Russia. Dry and warm across the Baltic States into Finland and into Sweden and eastern Norway. Heavy showers and rain to affect western parts of Norway. Sunny and hot across England. Brisk west winds will prevail through the Straits of Gibraltar.
Another very hot day across Iberia and very warm to hot for much of Europe. Apart from a few showers across Portugal, expect a dry, sunny day across parts of Portugal into Spain. This fine, summery weather will extend eastwards into the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and into Italy. Heavy showers and thunderstorms develop across northern Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria. It remains hot, dry and sunny across France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and across into Germany, Poland and The Baltic States. Cooler but fine across Finland. Plenty of heavy showers and thunderstorms to affect northern parts of Russia and the Baltic States. Outbreaks of rain spread into Norway with heavy showers across northern Sweden but dry in the south. Brisk east winds develop in the Straits of Gibraltar with strong north west winds developing through the Aegean Sea.