Issued: 0530hrs Friday 8th September 2017
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Heavy rain spreads south across France tonight
Dry weather across Spain and Portugal, and hot in the south-west, up to 37C. Cooler along the Biscay coast, nearer 23C. Dry and sunny for southern France, whilst a slow-moving cold front across northern France brings heavy rain and strong winds. Rain also affects Belgium and the Netherlands, plus northern Germany and into southern Scandinavia. Dry for Alpine regions. Risk of a few showers for northern Italy and the Balkans. A more organised zone of rain and possible thunder affects Sicily, with strong easterly winds in the region. Fair weather for Greece and much of eastern Europe. Near 30C around the Black Sea. Patchy rain around the Baltic as weak fronts spread from the south-west. Dry for much of northern Norway.
Heavy rain advances south across France overnight, and results in a day of thundery rain for south-eastern France and the western Alps. Heavy showery bursts follow from the north-west around the Biscay coasts, including northern Spain. A northerly breeze for Iberia, cool in the north, but staying warm in the south, around 30C. Much of Italy should stay dry, but some rain is likely in the north. A risk of thundery rain for the southern Balkans and mainland Greece. High pressure centred around the Black Sea brings fair weather to much of eastern Europe. A warm southerly flow pushes temperatures to 25C in Poland. Unsettled with showers or persistent rain across Scandinavia, heaviest for Sweden and southern Finland.