Issued: 0530hrs Tuesday 18th June 2013
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Thundery rain in western Europe but dry and sunny to the east
Rather cloudy across eastern parts of Spain today with the chance of a few showers. Some cloud and a shower risk in central Spain and Portugal too. High pressure brings lots of hot sunshine to Italy and southeast France. Greece stays fine with more sunshine here, whilst Turkey is breezy, dry and sunny, although with some heavy showers in the north.
Cloud and rain in western France, but the east should be dry and sunny. Some cloud and drizzle in the Low Countries and northern Germany and Poland. Elsewhere in central Europe the day is dry with lots of sunshine, and becoming very warm too.
Cloud in southern Denmark, but to the north it should be sunny. More sunshine and dry weather in the Baltic States. A few showers mixed with sunny spells for Finland. Most of Sweden and Norway are going to enjoy dry and fine weather too with lots of sunshine here.
Cloud and some showers or longer spells of rain over parts of eastern Portugal and northern Spain. More southern and eastern parts of Spain will be dry with sunny spells. Italy will be dry with lots of sunshine throughout and it will be very warm too. Warm and sunny across Greece, with wind and warm weather across Turkey.
Cloud and heavy periods of thundery rain across France. Some thundery showers in the Low Countries and parts of Germany. Poland will be very warm with sunny spells. More sunshine and showers over Austria, Switzerland and Hungary.
Cloud and warm weather for Denmark. Fine through the Baltic States and Finland with lots of sunshine. Variable cloud in Norway but some sunshine here and dry too. Sunny and dry across Sweden throughout.