Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 9th June 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Heavy thunderstorms in much of western and central Europe, better to the east
Torrential thunderstorms in northern and eastern Spain. Portugal has scattered afternoon showers but should be mostly dry. Isolated thunderstorms in the Balearics, but mostly dry and sunny. Thunderstorms will be developing over the northern half of Italy, but drier to the south. Greece should be dry and hot and Turkey will be hot but with isolated storms.
Widespread torrential thunderstorms affecting France with the risk of some flooding in places. Some storms could drift into the Low Countries as well as southern Germany but on the whole it should be dry with sunny spells here. Heavy showers and thunderstorms in southern Poland, Austria and Switzerland, although drier to the north.
High pressure brings a fair day to Denmark and most of Norway. Sweden should be dry with further periods of sunshine. A cool day with sunny spells and dry in the Baltic States, whilst a few showers trouble Finland.
Heavy showers and the risk of rain in eastern Spain on Sunday with further showers over the north too. More southern areas should be drier with Portugal also dry with sunny spells. Thunderstorms too in the Balearics. Italy will have a mix of sunshine and showers with much of Greece dry. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms affecting Turkey.
Thunderstorms or longer spells of rain developing over much of France in the morning and lasting into the afternoon and evening. Scattered thunderstorms for the Low Countries and northern Germany, but heavier showers in southern Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Hungary.
Sunny spells and a few showers in Denmark but fair overall in the Baltic States. Finland should be dry with sunny spells. More sunshine to come in Sweden although showers in western Norway.