Issued: 0530hrs Thursday 25th May 2017
Duty forecaster: Simon Keeling
Thundery Greece and Turkey, fair much of western Europe
Little change to broad-scale weather pattern across Europe - high pressure and very warm weather in the west, but unsettled with thundery rain to the east. Temperatures in Spain and Portugal again reaching 30 to 35C. Isolated afternoon thunderstorms for north-west Iberia. Hotting up in south-west France too, topping 30C. The warmth extends across the western Med into Italy, with highs into the upper 20s Celsius. Inland thunderstorms by afternoon for the spine of Italy, perhaps locally for the western Alps.
Cloudy skies for much of Germany, with a northerly breeze. Scattered heavy showers for the Balkans. Thunderstorms breaking out for Greece. Areas of rain for Romania and western Ukraine - some heavy and persistent falls. Patchy rain for northern Poland and the Baltic states, also Finland. A good deal of dry weather across Scandinavia. Scattered showers around coasts of northern Norway where it be cool at 10C. Warmer across Sweden with sunshine, nearing 20C in the south.
Heavy and thundery showers over central and northern Spain. Dry in the east and south with sunny spells. Italy will be dry with plenty of sunshine. Heavy and thundery showers in Greece and Turkey.
Very warm and humid in France. Lots of dry weather with good spells of sunshine, although some showers in the far west. Plenty of sunshine for the Low Countries and Germany together with Switzerland, Austria and Hungary. Poland will be dry and warm too.
Denmark will be dry with good spells of sunshine and it will be warm. Sweden is going to be dry and sunny but will be cooler. The Baltic States and Finland will have a mix of sunshine and showers, soe of them heavy. Norway will be dry with good spells of sunshine.