Issued: 0530hrs Saturday 29th August 2015
Duty forecaster: Garry Nicholson
Dry and sunny for many
A hot day ahead for much of continental Europe, particularly toward the south. Many areas will be dry, with the best sunshine in central and southern Europe, more cloud in the north. Temperatures into the high 30s for southern Spain and Portugal, may trigger isolated thundery showers late in the day. Similar very warm temperatures for most of France, Italy and south-east Europe, well into the 30s for many areas. A weak cold front across Germany and Poland divides temperatures between 25 and 33C from north to south. A fair amount of cloud, but little if any rain on this front. However, outbreaks of rain will affect northern France, later extending into Belgium and the Netherlands. Scattered thunderstorms are likely to break out across the Swiss and Austrian Alps. Southern Scandinavia will be mainly dry and warm, but intermittent rain affects western Norway, and also northern Finland.
Hot weather again extends across Europe. Temperatures well into the 30s Celsius for many areas. Southern Spain and Portugal may be close to 40C. Similar highs into the upper 30s Celsius are possible in western France to the north of the Pyrenees, and also in the Balkan region of south-east Europe. Plenty of dry weather across the continent, but thundery rain is expected to increasingly break out later in the day for inland Spain and western France, as low pressure develops in the region. Scattered thunderstorms for the Alpine states. Sunshine likely widespread for Italy, Greece and Turkey. Cloudy skies and intermittent rain will threaten the Netherlands, northern Germany and Denmark. Cooler across Scandinavia, highs in the low 20s Celsius. Showery in western Norway, but mainly dry for Sweden. Occasional showers in Finland.