Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 7th June 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Rather varied weather across much of Europe, with hot and humid weather across the south, but rather cool and dry across the north.
Hot and humid weather dominates across much of France, Spain, Portugal and eastwards towards Italy and through much of the Med with plenty of sunshine but also with some heavy and thundery showers at times too. Some locall severe storms are possible still across parts of France and perhaps into Belguim. High pressure dominates across more northern areas of Europe, especially across the UK and into more southern areas of Norway, Sweden and Finland. However and of some interest is that more central and northern areas of Scandinavia will be affected by a particularly chilly N or NW'ly wind, this even bringing some wintry precipitation to the far north of Norway and Finland in particular, so a real contrast in temperatures between the Med and more southern areas of Europe and the north.
The chilly weather, for the time of year, will continue across much of Norway, Sweden and Finland but with a lot of dry weather bu this point, but with some particularly chilly nights, especially rurally. The remainder of Europe will see a summer-time mixture of sunshine but with heavy and thundery aftenroon showers once again developing, particularly across France, into Switzerland, down towards Italy and still into some central areas of Europe, including Belguim and Germany too. Low pressure is also forecast to develop more widely over Spain and Portugal bringing a particularly cool and unsettled period of weather here as well for the time of year. Some of the best conditions will be across more eastern areas of Europe and down towards Greece and Turkey, along with surrounding countries where plenty of sunshine is predicted where it will also be hot too.