Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 22nd July 2021
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Fine and hot west, some thunderstorms Switzerland
Hot and sunny across Spain and Portugal on Thursday. The sunshine extends into most of the central Mediterranean, affecting Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily and the Balearics. Greece is going to be fine too, again with more sunshine here. Further sunshine for Turkey and staying very warm.
France should have a fine day with plenty of sunshine and will be remaining warm. The Low Countries will be dry, although some showers affet parts of northern Germany, with some heavier showers in the south. These heavier showers and thunderstorms will also be affeting Switzerland and western Austria, although eastern Austria should be dry and sunny. More sunshine to come in Hungary.
Denmark and the south of Sweden should be dry with sunshine here. Dry and sunny for Norway. The Baltic States will be dry with more sunshine to come here. A few showers affecting northern and western coasts of Norway, otherwise dry.
Some showers affecting the north of Spain through Friday. Fine and hot for much of the rest of Iberia. More sunshine to come through the Balearics and across Corsica and Sardinia. Staying fine for most of Italy, although some showers may form in the far south. Greece and Turkey should be mostly dry with sunshine, just an odd coastal shower.
Some thundery rain reaching the far northwest of France. Rather cloudy but drier in other western areas. Sunnier o the east and staying fair in Switzerland as well. Sunshine and dry in the Low Countries and northern Germany. Scattered showers for Poland but fair in Austria. Showers to come across Austria and Switzerland.
Denmark will be dry with lots of sunshine. Scattered showers in the Baltic States. Fair in Finland, sunny spells here. Sweden should be dry with plenty of sunshine. Fair for most of central and southern Norway, but some rain in the north.