Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 30th June 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Plenty of dry weather across more northern areas of the Europe as high pressure persists, but summery downpours elsewhere.
Into Saturday and high pressure persists across the UK extending into much of Norway, Sweden and Finland, but with a marked temperature variation between very warm conditions still across the UK, but with cooler and fresher weather across much of Scandinavia as a N'ly wind continues here. Further sunny spells are forecast elsewhere but again with the daily summertime development of heavy and thundery afternoon downpours. These are still likely to be focused across Spain and Portugal, where perhaps severe storms are possible and equally across Turkey and Greece still, along with some other south-eastern areas of Europe too.
During sunday and high pressure will be maintained across much of the UK extending up into Norway, Sweden and most of Finland so many northern areas of Europe continue with a lot of fine weather and pleasantly warm too, especially so across the UK despite a developing breeze here. Low pressure is forecast to be situated across Poland and surrounding countries through the day so an unsettled spell of weather is predicted for more eastern areas of Europe with showers, thunderstorms and longer spells of rain and particularly cool here as well as N'ly winds develop, extending down out of Scandinavia. The remainder of Europe continues with plenty of sunshine but with some heavy and thundery showers and during Sunday these are likely to be most frequent, and perhaps severe, across France, Spain and Portugal of which continues to be particularly cool and unsettled for the time of year.