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Europe forecast - August 16, 2018
Thundery mid & south Europe
Rain & wind Scandinavia

Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 16th August 2018
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling


Thunderstorms in central and southern Europe, breezy and unsettled Scandinavia


Thursday
Torrential thundery showers in the east of Spain. Mainly fair in the west and across Portugal too. The Balearics will be fair with more sunshine to come here. Thundery showers again in central and southern Italy but fair to the north. Greece has sunny spells and a scattered showers. Turkey will be dry with lots of sunshine throughout the day.
France stays dry and warm overall, although some showers over the Pyrenees. Cloud and some showers later in the Low Countries. Germany and Poland will be dry with sunshine. More dry weather and sunshine in Austria and Hungary although some thunderstorms in Switzerland.
Dry and fair for Denmark. The Baltic States are going to be fair too with more sunshine. Finland remains dry, more sunshine to come here. Sweden remains dry and sunny although cloud and rain affecting Norway.


Friday
Scattered thunderstorms in eastern Spain. Most of the rest of Spain and Portgal should be dry with lots of sunshine. Showers affecting the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Further heavy showers and thunderstorms in central and southern Italy. Greece and Turkey will be staying hot and sunny.
An area of torrential thunderstorms and rain extends across Austria, Hungary and Switzerland. This area of rain also troubles the far east of France and southern Germany. Scattered showers in southern France but dry and sunny elsewhere. Fine for the Low Countries and northern Germany with some rain in the east. Poland is likely to be dry with sunny spells overall although some rain in the far south.
Fair in Denmark with sunny spells, but cloud and rain in southern and eastern Sweden. The Baltic States and Finland are likely to have broken cloud and a few showers. Breezy and unsettled in Norway with rain here at times.