Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 23rd August 2014
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Warm and fine south, but more unsettled to the north
High pressure builds through Spain and Portugal on Saturday bringing another fine day with lots of sunshine. There will be sunshine through the Balearics and a few showers in northern Italy. Central and southern Italy should be dry too with further spells of warm sunshine here.
For Greece the day is going to be dry with sunny spells, and it should be staying dry through Turkey too.
Fair in western France but to the east there will be some heavy showers. Further heavy showers in the Low Countries and northern Germany, but southern Germany should be drier with some sunshine here. Heavy showers in Poland too. For Switzerland, Hungary and Austria it is likely to be rather cloudy with a few showers.
Low pressure brings strong winds and heavy showers through Denmark. Rain affecting the Baltic States and Finland too. Further rain in Sweden and in Norway, some of it heavy at times.
The chance of some afternoon showers forming over central Spain on Sunday, otherwise the day will be dry and sunny as well as very warm. More warm conditions through Italy and dry overal too, although there is a risk of cloud and rain in the far north. More sunshine and very warm conditions in Greece and Turkey.
Fine and sunny for France with more warm weather here. Showers in the Low Countries and Germany, some of them heavy at times. More rain and heavy showers in Germany with heavy showers in Hungary too. Scattered showers for Austria and Switzerland.
An unsettled day throughout Scandinavia. Heavy showers, thunderstorms and strong winds in Denmark, southern Norway and southern Sweden. Showers too for the Baltic States, but less showers in Finland. More persistent rain in northern Norway.