Issued: 0530hrs Friday 2nd August 2019
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Warm then a risk of showers Scandinavia
A hot, dry and sunny day across Spain, Portugal and the Balearics, highs 35 to 40C in central-southern Spain. A few showers for central and northern parts of Italy - some of which may be heavy and thundery. Southern Italy, Greece and Turkey seeing another hot, dry and bright day.
A few showers for eastern France first thing on Friday but these clearing to leave a dry and bright day across much of the country. Slack low pressure affects central Europe, bringing some heavy, thundery showers for the Low Countries, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Showers too, but these lighter, for Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
A few showers for Denmark and the Baltic States while much of Scandinavia should stay dry with high pressure centred toward the Norwegian Sea. Cool in the far north, whilst central Sweden & Norway tops 25C. Cloud building to the east over Finland and the Baltics.
A slack pressure pattern exists across Europe. Another hot and sunny day for Iberia and much of the Mediterranean. Widely topping 30C across Spain, Portugal and the south & west of France. High temperatures continue for Greece and the Aegean Sea.
Thunderstorms are expected to form widely from central Germany across the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. Some slow-moving torrential bursts may develop widely into the afternoon with risk of flash flooding in places in areas toward the Black Sea. Chance of local showers for the eastern Alps and into Hungary. The western Alps and the Low Countries more likely staying dry.
A scattering of thundery showers are likely to break out over southern Sweden and Norway, also the Baltic states. Staying warm in southern Scandinavia, but fresh in northern regions.