Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 1st September 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Becoming fresher from west
Low pressure is centred over southern Scandinavia on Tuesday. Cool conditions in north-west Europe, but very warm weather toward the south & east. Thunderstorms are likely in eastern Spain, whilst the rest of Spain & Portugal will be dry, with temperatures ranging from 23C in the north, to 32C in the south. Dry and hot across the Mediterranean, with coastal sea breezes around Italy, Greece and Turkey. A cold front brings thundery bursts of rain to the south & south-east of France, extending into the western Alps. Central & northern France will be brighter, with sunny spells and fresh temperatures of 18 to 22C. Thundery rain also affects Germany, spreading eastwards through the day. Fresh and showery conditions for the Low Countries. Eastern Europe will be dry and hot, highs of 34C in Poland. Unsettled in southern Sweden & Norway, with some heavy rain. Brighter across northern Scandinavia.
A cold front continues to push eastwards across central Europe, with fresher conditions following. High temperatures persist in the east and south. Thunderstorms rain are expected across the north & east of Spain, including the Pyrenees. Brighter toward the west & south of Spain & Portugal. Dry for most of the Mediterranean. Highs reaching 32C in Italy. Thundery in the Alps. Hot in the Balkan region, also Romania, Bulgaria and Greece, highs topping 35C. Similar temperatures in Ukraine, but cooler for Poland and the Czech Republic. Dry, bright and fresh for France, Germany & the Low Countries, around 22C. Windy and unsettled across Scandinavia. Pulses of heavy reain for southern Norway and Denmark. Persistent rain for central Sweden and Finland. Brighter toward the far north.