Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 24 July 2016
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Fine across the Mediterranean
Sunny and hot across Portugal, and Spain, and very warm across much of mainland Europe. Mostly fine, warm and sunny across most of France with just a few showers across central areas. A few heavy showers may affect Belgium and Holland with good sunny spells. Some heavy showers to affect the Alpine Region. Most of Germany will be fine and dry as will most of Poland with just a few showers in the far north. A few heavy showers to come later in the day across Italy, The Adriatic Region, The Czech Republic and Austria. Hot and sunny across Greece, Bulgaria, Turkey Romania and the Ukraine. A number of heavy showers and thunderstorms are forecast across southern parts of Russia, The Baltic States into Finland, Sweden and Norway. Fine and sunny today across Denmark. Strong easterly winds will prevail through the Straits of Gibraltar with strong north to north west winds in the Aegean Sea.
It continues hot, dry and sunny across Spain and Portugal and also into the south of France. Scattered showers develop across northern France and The Low Countries. Heavy showers and scattered thunderstorms develop across Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Adriatic Region. It remains sunny and hot across Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and most of the Ukraine. Across Italy it will be very warm and sunny with a risk of a few late thundery showers. Most of Poland will again be sunny and dry apart from a few coastal showers in the north. Heavy, thundery showers are again likely across The Baltic States, southern Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Brisk north west winds persist across the Aegean Sea with brisk easterly winds through the Straits of Gibraltar.