Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 2nd July 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Warmth extends into Scandinavia
High pressure centred over the southern Baltic Sea will promote a continued southerly flow of air into Europe. It will be another hot day for central and western regions, with highs well into the 30s Celsius across Spain and Portugal, also France and Germany. Most of Iberia will be dry and sunny. Thunderstorms will affect northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands. Scattered storms for the Alps and southern France. Fine and warm across the Mediterranean. Dry and sunny across eastern Europe, and it will be very warm across Scandinavia. Also dry and warm for Greece, whilst Turkey will see scattered storms.
Further hot and dry weather for much of Europe. Highs reaching nearly 40C for parts of Spain, also western France, and widely well into the 30s across central Europe including Germany and Italy. Thunderstorms are expected to break out across northern France during the day. Very warm temperatures continue across the Baltic region, including Sweden and Finland, although it will be fresher in Norway, where there will be occasional rain and thunderstorms. Storms may also affect Denmark and northern Germany. Scattered storms across the Alps too. Dry for eastern Europe, also Greece and Turkey.