Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 17th August 2019
Duty forecaster: Claire Darbinyan
Low pressure continues to bring unsettled conditions to northwestern Europe through the weekend
Continuing dry, warm and sunny across Portugal, Spain, the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Italy on Saturday. Just the slight chance of a shower over Greece while thundery showers affect central and western parts of Turkey.
Outbreaks of rain, some of them heavy, and strong winds affect the northern half of France, the Low Countries and northwestern parts of Germany on Saturday. Staying mostly dry but with increasing cloud for southern France, Switzerland, Austria, southeastern Germany and the Czech Republic. Heavy showers for eastern Poland.
Wet and windy for Denmark, southern Norway and southwestern Sweden into the weekend. Winds strengthening across Scandinavia too throughout the day. Showers affecting northern Sweden and much of Finland while the Baltic States stay dry and bright until showers move in later.
A few showers for the far north of Spain on Sunday while the rest of Iberia stays dry, bright and warm. Very warm, dry and sunny weather prevails across the Mediterranean for the Balearics, Italy and Greece. A few showers may develop over central portions of Turkey.
A band of showery rain spreads southeastward across France and Germany on Sunday reaching Switzerland and the Czech Republic late in the day. There may be some very heavy bursts of rain embedded within this. Mostly bright but showery weather follows to the northwest for the Low Countries. Staying mostly dry and bright for Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.
A band of heavy rain spreads from southern Sweden into western Finland on Sunday. Across the rest of Scandinavia will be a mixture of sunny spells and frequent scattered showers. Strong winds continue too for southern areas. Cloudier for the Baltic States with showers here too.