Issued: 0530hrs Monday 20th May 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Thundery showers spreading to the east as high pressure builds to west
A mostly dry, sunny and warm day for Portugal, Spain and the Balearic Islands. Showers continuing to affect Corsica, Sardinia and much of Italy. These will mostly be concentrated over western parts of the country. Showers for Greece too through the late afternoon while Turkey should remain dry. Hot here too with high cloud turning the sun rather hazy.
A mixture of broken cloud, sunny spells and scattered showers for France on Monday. Showers too for the Low Countries but it will stay mostly cloudy here. Overcast too for Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary with heavy, occasionally thundery, showers developing through the afternoon.
A mostly cloudy day for Denmark with the occasional sunny spell and isolated shower on Monday. Overcast too for the Baltic States with a band of light patchy rain edging northward through Lithuania and Latvia. Some heavy bursts of rain will affect central and northern Finland; staying dry in the south with broken cloud and sunny spells. Some heavy bursts of rain for southern Sweden, moving into southeast Norway through the evening. Elsewhere staying dry and mostly bright.
A sunny and warm day for Portugal and Spain with afternoon thundery showers flaring up over the eastern half of Spain. A dry and bright day for the Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Showers continuing over Italy through the morning but easing into the afternoon and evening to leave a dry and bright end to the day. Light scattered showers will sweep eastward across southern Greece and into Turkey. Dry and bright for northern Greece.
Another mixed day for France with heavy thundery showers for western areas through the afternoon. Overcast with showers for the Low Countries. Outbreaks of rain and heavy, thundery showers affecting Switzerland, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary.
Overcast for Denmark with outbreaks of rain for eastern and southern regions. Scattered showers affecting southern Finland, much of Sweden and southern parts of Norway, particularly through the second half of the day.