Issued: 0530hrs Friday 29th August 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Hot for Spain and Portugal
Hot sunshine for Spain and Portugal, although quite breezy in the north and west of Iberia. Scattered thunderstorms for the Pyrenees, perhaps also the north-east of Spain. Thundery rain for southern France and the Alps, although it will be warm. Thundery showers break out by afternoon across Switzerland, western Austria and the Italian Alps. Fine and warm conditions extend across most of the Mediterranean, although a scattering of thundery showers for central Italy. Breezy for Greece and Turkey, although generally dry except for the odd heavy shower. Rain for Germany, and staying cloudy. Dry overall in the Czech Republic, although rain approaches from the west later. Plenty of sunshine for eastern Europe and staying dry. Patchy rain for Denmark and southern Norway, although northern Scandinavia is dry with sunshine, but quite cool. Scattered showers for the east coast of Sweden, plus Finland and the Baltic States.
Staying hot in Spain and Portugal, and it will stay largely dry, apart from a few afternoon showers, mostly toward the Pyrenees. Plenty of fair weather for France, although scattered thundery showers affect the Alps in the afternoon. Thundery showers also breaking out for Switzerland, Austria and Italy. Breezy in Greece and Turkey, with warm sunshine and the odd shower. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain for Germany, Denmark and the Low Countries, and it will be fairly cool. Rain moves into Poland, but much of eastern Europe stays dry. Heavy rain for south-west Norway, and patchy rain may extend into southern Sweden. However, the Baltic Sea and northern Scandinavia are dry with sunshine.