Issued: 0530hrs Friday 9th August 2012
Duty forecaster: John Ejdowski
Hot Across Spain
Warmer with sunny spells across England today. Lots of unbroken sunshine to come across France today and quite warm. Fine and sunny as well across Belgium and Holland. While frequent, and heavy showers with the risk of thunder are likely across Denmark, Germany and across the Alps into Austria. Just a few heavy showers to come across Holland today, but a rash of heavy showers will affect Sweden, Belarus and western parts of the Ukraine and Russia. Some rain to come across northern parts of Norway but dry in the south and dry with sunny spells across Finland into the Baltic States. Quite hot across eastern parts of Europe today. Most of the Ukraine, Romania, the Czech Republic, and the former Yugoslavia will be sunny and dry. One or two heavy showers to develop across mainland Greece, otherwise dry across most of Greece and Turkey and again quite hot. Apart from the isolated afternoon shower, most of Italy will be sunny and dry, and this fine weather will extend westward across Sardinia and through to the Balearics. Very hot and sunny across Spain and Portugal today.
Very warm across much of Europe today. Hot, dry and sunny weather will persist across Portugal and Spain and across through to the Balearics into Corsica, Sardinia and Italy. Sunny and very warm across France, Belgium and England with the isolated heavy shower possible across Holland and Germany. Heavy showers with scattered thunderstorms will affect Russia, Belarus, western parts of the Ukraine through most of Poland into the Czech Republic and across Hungary and Austria. That hot day across the Balkans with sunny spells and scattered, isolated heavy showers across the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. Most of Greece and Turkey again will have a dry, hot and sunny day. Colder but dry with lots of sunshine to come across Norway, Sweden and most of Finland.