Issued: 0530hrs Monday 14th May 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
High pressure will continue to dominate across Scandinavia and more northern areas of Europe into next week, otherwise low pressure persists for most.
During Monday and high pressure will continue to maintain mainly dry and pleasantly warm conditions across Norway, Sweden and Finland but with some scattered afternoon showers possible. Elsewhere though and it is low pressure that remain influential, bringing some rain or showers to France. Some drier and brighter weather across Spain and Portugal but a moderate or fresh north or north-easterly wind maintaining rather cool weather here for the time of year. Low pressure will develop and dominate through much of the Med, centered near to Italy. It is across Italy where some heavy rain, showers and thunderstorms are possible, along with Balearic Islands and across Sardinia and Corsica. Some sunny spells further east across Turkey and Greece, along with surrounding countries, but afternoon downpours and thunderstorms possible. Some severe thunderstorms may also develop across some eastern areas of France and into parts of Germany, maybe Switzerland too given a slow moving low pressure system through the afternoon.
Into Tuesday and low pressure remains slow moving through much of Central Europe and this will maintain a risk of rain, showers or thunderstorms across parts of Germany, Switzerland, into much of France, more eastern areas of Spain and also through into central areas of Europe including Italy and surrounding countries. Some potentially severe thunderstorms could develop across parts of Italy during the day. Best of the weather will be across the British Isles and up towards Scandinavia still where pressure will remain higher with plenty of dry weather along with some bright or sunny spells. Very warm and humid across more eastern areas of the Med, including Greece and Turkey, and up into some eastern areas of Europe, but with afternoon thunderstorms and downpours possible.