Issued: 0530hrs Friday 5th July 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Continuing unsettled across much of Scandinavia; drier and very warm across the Med
Hot, dry and sunny weather through most of Spain and Portugal, although some thunderstorms in the far north. Fine in the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia with some afternoon showers in eastern parts of Italy. Greece and Turkey will be mostly dry and sunny as well as hot with isolated thundery showers for northern areas.
Some patchy drizzle in the far west of France, but mainly dry and sunny here. A few thunderstorms could affect the south. The Low Countries will be fine and sunny while showery outbreaks of rain will affect northern and central Germany. Showery outbreaks of rain affecting Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary, some of which will be heavy. Isolated thunderstorms affecting the Alps.
Sunny spells and dry for Denmark. Windy, unsettled and cool in the Baltic States where there will be heavy showers or longer spells of rain. Further showers and rain in Finland, with showers too in northern Sweden. Cool with a mix of sunshine and scattered showers for Norway.
Hot, dry and sunny weather through most of Spain and Portugal, although some thunderstorms will develop in southeastern Spain later. Dry and fine for the Balearics, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy though there may be an isolated shower or two in eastern areas. Hot and dry for Greece and Turkey.
A warm day for France with scattered, isolated showers through the morning. Through the afternoon there is the potential for severe thunderstorms to develop through central areas. These spreading eastward across Switzerland and into western Austria. A band of showery rain spreads southeastward across Benelux, Germany and Poland bringing fresher but dry and bright conditions. A mixture of sunny spells and isolated showers for the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Breezy with outbreaks of rain for Denmark, southern parts of Norway and Sweden and the Baltic States on Saturday. Showers, some of them heavy, affecting much of Finland and northern Sweden too. There will be some sunnier spells later for Finland.