Issued: 0530hrs Friday 25th July 2014
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Warm, scattered thunderstorms Scandinavia and eastern Europe
A fresh breeze in the west of Portugal but it is another hot and dry day ahead for Iberia. A few thunderstorms may develop for northern Spain and across the Pyrenees. Thundery rain also extends into southern and central parts of France. The Mediterranean islands are mostly dry with sunshine. Heavy rain and thunderstorms will affect the Swiss and Austrian Alps, plus northern and central Italy. Thundery showers also for the Balkan states and mainland Greece, although the Greek Islands and Turkey are mostly fine and warm. A scattering of heavy bursts of rain for central and northern France, also Belgium and the Netherlands. Quite cloudy and thundery bursts of rain for Germany, particularly northern areas. An area of rain is expected for southern Poland and Romania, some thunder. The Czech Republic and Hungary are mostly dry, low risk a shower. The Baltic is dry and very warm with sunshine, although a brisk easterly wind continues for Denmark. A few thunderstorms inland for Norway and Sweden.
Another hot day for Spain and Portugal with temperatures into the high 30s Celsius. Dry with plenty of sunshine. Fine weather extends across the Balearic Islands and Sardinia. Risk of a shower in Corsica. Western and central France is dry and warm, but eastern areas are likely to see thunderstorms, particularly toward the Alps. Very unsettled for Switzerland, Austria and the Balkans with heavy rain and thunderstorms. Italy will also see thundery rain, worst in the north. Scattered thunderstorms in Greece and Turkey, but plenty of sunshine for the Greek Islands. Variable cloud and outbreaks of rain for Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. Much of Germany is dry, but expect some thundery rain toward the Alps. Periods of rain too for the Czech Republic and southern Poland. Warm for eastern Europe and the Baltic region. Sunshine and scattered thunderstorms for Scandinavia.