Issued: 0530hrs Sunday 24th June 2018
Duty forecaster: Matthew Hugo
Often fine and settled away from more northern areas of Europe where rather cool, warm or very warm elsewhere though
During Sunday and not a great deal of change is predicted with a large and dominant area of high pressure becoming slow moving over the UK and extending down into much of France, the Netherlands, Germany and perhaps down into Switzerland too, for example. Very warm and sunny weather, but with scattered thundery downpours will continue across Iberia, while further cool and rather unsettled conditions are forecast across parts of Scandinavia, primarily Finland and Sweden and also down into parts of Poland and surrounding countries too. Very warm and humid through much of the Med still, plenty of sunshine but the usual scattered inland downpours are possible almost anywhere.
Into Monday and high pressure will maintain settled conditions across much of the UK extending down into France, Belguim and across into parts of Germany as well with a very pleasant spell across these more central and north-western areas of Europe. Low pressure over Spain and Portugal maintains a risk of some heavy and thundery afternoon downpours, otherwise sunny spells and very warm. Low pressure persists across much of Norway, Sweden and Finland mind with some further rain or showers and cool here, these more unsettled and cool conditions continue to extend down into Poland and some other eastern regions of Europe too. Much of the Med will be dry with plenty of sunny spells and very warm and humid here but scattered afternoon heavy showers or thunderstorms remain possible, perhaps especially across Greece and Turkey and surrounding countries.