Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 30th June 2015
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Hot across much of Europe, cooler in the far east
Very hot across Spain and western parts of France with much of Europe very warm.
Lots of dry, sunny, summery weather is expected from Portugal into Spain, France, England, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Germany. Quite a few showers, some heavy with a risk of thunder are forecast from Finland across the Baltic States into Poland, The Czech Republic, Austria, the Adriatic Region, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece.
Lots of sunshine across Turkey with a few afternoon showers. Heavy showers to affect southern Russia with the north dry. Sunny and warm across Italy, Corsica and Sardinia. Most of Norway and Sweden looks dry with just a few showers.
Some outbreaks of rain in northwest Portugal and Spain on Wednesday. Scattered showers for eastern Spain, although for the majority of Iberia it will be dry with good spells of sunshine. More sunshine and warmth in the balearics and Italy. Some thunderstorms forming over inland parts of Greece, and scattered showers in Turkey too.
Scattered thundery showers in northern France but generally dry and hot hear. Very hot through the Low Countries and Germany as well as Poland. Hungary and Austria will be dry and sunny, whilst a few thunderstorms forming in Switzerland.
Denmark should be dry and sunny. Staying dry in Sweden with plenty of sunshine. Mostly dry in the Baltic States, but dry with sunshine through Finland. Norway should be dry and sunny overall, but some rain in the far north.